[CNS Rewind] Top 5 global health interviews of 2016

Looking back at interviews with global health experts featured in over 400 articles published by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2016, we are compelled to say that each voice that was documented was invaluable and a 'must-heard' voice for discourses on sustainable development. We cannot overemphasize the importance of each of these spotlight interviews and critical issues they highlighted.

[CNS Rewind] Top 5 conferences covered by CNS in 2016

Looking back at over 20 conferences/ meetings on global health and development justice covered by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2016, here are our top conference coverage assignments from 2016. Thanks to entire CNS Correspondents Team!

[CNS Rewind] Top 5 most-watched 2016 videos on CNS YouTube channel

Looking back at over 150 video-articles produced by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2016, we are compelled to say that each video-article, and the issue it focussed on, is so very important, even today! We cannot overemphasize the importance of each of these spotlight video-articles and critical issues they highlighted.

[CNS Rewind] Top most-read 2016 articles on CNS website

Looking back at over 400 articles written by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2016, we are compelled to say that each article, and the issue it focussed on, is so very important, even today! We cannot overemphasize the importance of each of these spotlight articles and critical issues they highlighted.

[CNS Rewind] Top 5 podcasts of 2016

Looking back at over 50 audio podcasts based upon interviews conducted by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2016, we are compelled to say that each one of them, and the issue it focussed on, is so very important, even today! We cannot overemphasize the importance of each of these spotlight podcasts and critical issues they highlighted.

[CNS Rewind] Top 5 Correspondents of 2016

Looking back at over 400 articles written by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2016, we are compelled to say that each article, and the issue it focussed on, is so very important, even today - thanks to each one of the Correspondents and Fellows. We cannot overemphasize the importance of each of these spotlight articles and critical issues they highlighted.

[CNS Rewind] Top 5 webinars of 2016

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Looking back at all webinars hosted by CNS in 2016, we are compelled to say that each webinar, and issue it focussed on, is so very important, even today - thanks to all the panelists and participants. However if we look at some indicators such as the number of registrations, attendees, interaction on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook page, LinkedIn, email listservs, post-webinar media coverage, podcast and expert-presentation downloads, among others, here are top-5 webinar picks from 2016 CNS archives:

Reducing childhood pneumonia deaths in India: Work in progress

Dr Nachiket Sule, CNS Correspondent, India
During the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) period, the global under 5 mortality rate declined by more than half— from 90 deaths per 1000 live births in 1990 to 43 deaths per 1000 live births in 2015. India had an estimated 609,000 deaths among children under the age of 5 due to pneumonia and diarrhea in 2010, the highest amongst all the countries in the world.

How we can stop more deaths from breast cancer by 2030

Francis Okoye, CNS Correspondent, Nigeria
(First published in Nigeria Politics Magazine)
In a webinar organised for the media by Citizen News Service, titled ‘Are we on track to reduce breast cancer deaths by 1/3 by 2030?’ medical experts and breast cancer survivors shared their views on how to reduce deaths from this dreaded cancer.
The panel of experts and cancer survivors included Priya Kanayson, Advocacy Officer, NCD Alliance; Dr Pooja Ramakant, Associate Professor, Department of Endocrine and Breast Surgery, King George Medical University; Prof Anand Mishra, Head of Department of Endocrine and Breast surgery, KGMU; and Bret Miller, Founder, Male Breast Cancer Coalition and a breast cancer survivor himself.

Childhood pneumonia

Aarti Dhar, CNS Correspondent, India
(First published in TheIndiasaga.com)
According to the Global Coalition Against Childhood Pneumonia (GCACP), pneumonia is the most deadly infectious illness for children under 5 years of  age worldwide. Even as 2000 to 2015, the annual death toll from childhood pneumonia decreased from 1.7 million deaths in 2000 to 920,000 in 2015, approximately 2,500 children still die from pneumonia every day. This amounts to 16% of all child deaths.

Not-to-miss message in the laudable act by Dipa Karmakar

Dr Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Awardee and CNS Columnist
Because of the fantastic performance in Gymnastics in the Rio Olympics in 2016 Dipa Karmakar was chosen along with P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, the two medal winners, by the Hyderabad Badminton Association to be awarded a BMW car which was presented by Sachin Tendulkar. Dipa has now returned the car saying the roads of Tripura where she lives are not broad enough for this car and there is no BMW service centre there. She has decided to buy a less expensive car which is suitable for the conditions where she lives.

Let no child die of pneumonia

Clarity Sibanda, CNS Correspondent, Zimbabwe
The Global Coalition Against Childhood Pneumonia (GCACP) says pneumonia is the most deadly infectious disease for children under the age of 5 worldwide and although statistics from 2000 to 2015 reveal that the annual death toll from childhood pneumonia decreased from 1.7 million deaths annually to 920,000 in 2015. 2,500 children still die from pneumonia every day. This amounts to 16% of all child deaths.

Fighting pneumonia, the number one killer of children

Francis Okoye, CNS Correspondent, Nigeria
[First published in nigeriapoliticsmagazine.com ]
Medical and media experts gathered recently in a webinar hosted by Citizen News Service to deliberate on how to address the world’s deadliest childhood infection: pneumonia. According to the Global coalition against childhood pneumonia (GCACP), pneumonia is the most deadly infectious illness for children under age 5 worldwide. Even though from 2000 to 2015,the annual death toll from childhood pneumonia decreased from 1.7 million deaths annually to 920,000 in 2015, approximately 2,5000 children still die from pneumonia every day.

Lung cancer: Ensuring the right treatment at the right time to the right patient

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
Dr Navneet Singh, PGIMER (L), Shobha Shukla, CNS (C)
and Dr Marzi Mehta, surgical oncologist (R)
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. In 2012, there were an estimated 1.8 million new lung cancer cases (13% of all cancers diagnosed), and 1.59 million deaths (19.4% of the total cancer deaths). According to the latest cancer registry data released by the Indian Council of Medical Research, 0.114 million new lung cancer cases (83,000 in males and 31,000 in females) are estimated during 2016 in India.