Is UHC an opportunity to accelerate progress to end AIDS and TB?

Inis Communication, CNS, AIDS Society of India (ASI) and People Health Organization (PHO) are organizing this press conference at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019): "Is UHC an opportunity to accelerate progress to end AIDS and TB?". This session will be held on Wednesday, 24 July, 16:00 – 16:45 pm, in Press Conference Room (PCR), Casa Montejo 3, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico.

People living with HIV but dying of NCDs: 78 months left to #beatNCDs by 25% by 2025 (138 months left to #endAIDS)


Vote For Health campaign, Asha Parivar and CNS (Citizen News Service), AIDS Society of India (ASI) and People Health Organization (PHO) are organizing this press conference at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science, on "People living with HIV but dying of NCDs: 78 months left to #beatNCDs by 25% by 2025 (138 months left to #endAIDS)". This session will be held on Wednesday, 24 July, 13:00 – 13:45 pm, in Press Conference Room (PCR), Casa Montejo 3, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico.

78 months left for India to end TB and 138 months to end TB globally: Are we on track?

CNS (Citizen News Service), The Work For Change, AIDS Society of India (ASI), People Health Organization (PHO) and partners are together hosting this press conference at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), on "78 months left for India to end TB and 138 months to end TB globally: Are we on track?". This session will be held on Monday, 22 July, 13:00 – 13:45 pm, Press Conference Room (PCR), Casa Montejo 3, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico.

#IAS2019: Achieving 100:100:100 + zero HIV transmission is warranted to #endAIDS

AIDS Society of India (ASI), CNS, People's Health Organization and partners are co-hosting this press conference at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), on "Achieving 100:100:100 + Zero HIV transmission is warranted to #endAIDS". This session will be held on Monday, 22 July, 11:00 – 11:45 am, in Press Conference Room (PCR), Casa Montejo 3, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico.

Global meet underlines country-level progress on sustainable development

Key decision-makers and senior representatives of several constituencies are convening to review progress on the effective development co-operation (EDC) agenda and to discuss how to accelerate country-level progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

CNS Podcasts: Insightful conversations on development justice for a better tomorrow!

CNS Podcasts present insightful conversations on global health, gender and range of issues related to development justice, and politics (which is ultimate determinant of health)!

Why I did not renew my driving license?

Because I realized (better late than never) that it is government’s responsibility to provide safe, convenient, affordable, accessible and humane ways of commuting for all its citizens. When governments fail on its duty then it hides behind the market forces, and co-opts itself in corporate agenda, enticing citizens to own, borrow, rent and use private vehicles to commute. Forcing people to own their own motorized vehicle (two wheeler, car, etc) is one of the most normalized form of privatization where government like ours has almost washed away its hands from being responsible for strengthening public transport system good enough so that no one needs a private vehicle.

Innovative MACH gives hope for multi-disciplinary global health response

Although 193 governments adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which warrant an integrated and multisectoral response to deliver on those promises, the progress has been lackadaisical in the past four years. A recent UN report has set an alarm on uneven progress on some SDGs and slipping on a few of the Global Goals in Asia Pacific region. Coordinated multisectoral response needs multidisciplinary action.

New milestone for improved treatment for children with TB

Shobha Shukla, CNS
More and more children around the world are now benefitting from fixed dose combination (FDC) of child-friendly medicines to treat drug-sensitive TB, thanks to the untiring efforts of TB Alliance (Global Alliance for TB Drug Development) and its partners, including World Health Organization (WHO), for making these drugs go from development to delivery stage.

Tobacco use: Sucking the youth from the youngsters

Dr Sophia Thomas, CNS Correspondent, India
I met Somu (name changed) during one of my dental outreach camps in the outskirts of Bengaluru city. He was a bright 14-year-old boy, who wanted to grow up to be a police officer. Upon examination, Somu was found to have stains on his teeth, suggestive of smoking tobacco.

Killer Tobacco: A production or a consumption problem?

Beryl Osindo, CNS Correspondent, Kenya
Ending tobacco consumption and production is imperative to the attainment of health justice. It is probably the only solution to the reduction of tobacco-related illnesses that kill a whopping 8 million people annually.

Implementing tobacco control laws in Nigeria is a necessity

Ekwi Ajide, CNS Correspondent, Nigeria
Despite being a major risk factor for many non-communicable and other diseases tobacco use has been on the rise in Nigeria. Also, as tobacco consumption is socially accepted in the country, it makes matters worse.

End tobacco is imperative for health justice

Manjari Peiris, Sri Lanka
(First Published in Asian Tribune, Sri Lanka/Thailand on June 5, 2019)
The Citizen News Service (CNS) hosted a webinar on ‘End Tobacco is an imperative for health justice’ with a panel of experts to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2019. The panel of experts included, Dr. Kerstin Schotte of the WHO, Professor Rama Kant, President Lucknow College of Surgeons, Professor Surya Kant, Head of Respiratory Medicine Department, King George's Medical University, and noted cardiologist Professor Rishi Sethi.