[CNS Live eConversation] It's TIME to end latent TB too!

[Watch video recording] [Listen or download podcast] Between a quarter and a third of the world’s population are estimated to be infected with latent tuberculosis (TB). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on average, 5-10% of those who are infected with latent TB, will develop active TB disease over their lifetime. Because “reactivated” TB is contagious, eradicating latent infection is a cornerstone of global TB control and achieving a better understanding of latent infection is deemed a research priority (read more).

Mobile App launched to digitally strengthen fight against TB in Himachal Pradesh (India)

With more mobile connections (8.4 billion) than human population, it is indeed wise to optimally tap the potential of information and communication technologies to bolster public health campaigns. However, electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) technologies are yet to be fully utilized in global health.

Women speak: To be a woman & to be in India

Is the situation dismal? In a survey of experts done in 2018, India ranks as the world’s most dangerous country for women. It had ranked 4th in the same survey done 7 years ago. The Global Gender Gap Index 2017 by the World Economic Forum placed India at 108 position out of 144 countries benchmarked on the basis of gender parity in the fields of economic participation, education, health and political empowerment. India ranked 131 out of 153 countries in the global Women, Peace, and Security Index 2017-18, that is based upon 11 indicators incorporating inclusion, justice, and security. Despite women accounting for 49% of India’s population, only 12% of the seats in the national legislature are held by them. The female labour force participation rate in India fell from 37% in 2006 to 27% in 2017, as per World Bank report, ranking India at 163 out of 181 countries.

International Women's Day 2019 unites different medical specialities and gender advocates

[हिंदी] Over 100 years ago, Socialist Party began mass mobilization around the first-ever International Women's Day to demand women's equality and voting rights in the United States of America (USA). This year's campaign theme around International Women's Day is #BalanceForBetter.

[CNS Live] eConversation with Charles Gore of Medicines Patent Pool

[Watch the recording] [Listen to podcast] CNS Managing Editor and Executive Director Shobha Shukla, will be in conversation in CNS LIVE with Charles Gore, Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). Be welcome to join us on Tuesday, 5th March 2019, at 1pm Geneva time (5:30pm India/ 7pm Thailand).

Healing is different from cure, conveys Pirates Of Chemotherapy

[Watch play's recording] When we first heard of a dramatic comedy theatre play on breast cancer, it was difficult to comprehend as to how the three - comedy, theatre and the poignant theme of breast cancer - will go together. Glad we went for the preview show of this play because it did justice to comedy, theatre and breast cancer issue in a very compelling way. One of the most throbbing messages, that resonates within me, is: healing is different from cure. It is important to mention that this play was staged by outstanding artists, few of whom are breast cancer survivors (including one male actor) themselves.

Live streaming of dramatic comedy theatre play: Pirates Of Chemotherapy

[Watch recording of Live streaming] Pirates of Chemotherapy (dramatic comedy theatre play) by Paul Schutte and directed by Toni Cacioppo, of The Gate Theater, will be staged during February 14-17 at Kad Studio Theatre, 7th floor, Kad Suan Kaew, #ChiangMai, #Thailand. For those who are NOT in Thailand, we bring it LIVE streamed to you TODAY on Friday, 15th February 2019 at 12:45pm Geneva time
5:30pm India, 7pm Thailand/ Indonesia/ Vietnam time).