Speed is not enough, accelerating progress is key to end TB: new WHO report

[हिंदी] Global fight against tuberculosis (TB) is making modest gains, although it is largely not yet on track to end TB. The 2019 Global TB Report of the World Health Organization (WHO) launched on 17 October 2019 gives hope, not despair, because sustained efforts have yielded some significant results. Only the European region is on track to meet 2020 targets of 20% reduction in new TB cases, and 35% reduction in TB deaths (compared to 2015). 7 high TB burden countries are also on track to meet these 2020 targets: Kenya, Lesotho, Myanmar, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Rest of the world is lagging behind.

Standing up against ageism


Corporations that abuse human rights are a threat to SDGs and our planet

[हिंदी] One of the major processes at the United Nations (UN) that gives hope for a better tomorrow where "no one is left behind" is the UN binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.

#endTB Dialogues: a series of interviews with leaders to ↑ progress towards ending TB

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#endTB Dialogues is a special CNS series, presenting insightful and thought-provoking interviews with leaders to accelerate progress towards ending tuberculosis (TB). Launched in the lead up to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in October 2019, this series underpins the URGENCY to step up the fight against the epidemic.

Attending to mental health and coordinated multisectoral response are key to #endTB


This Podcast features Paran Sarimita Winarni, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) survivor from Jakarta, Indonesia and executive secretary of PETA (Pejuang Tangguh), an organisation that empowers ex-TB patients to become treatment supporters for those who are still on treatment. She was in conversation with CNS head Shobha Shukla.

Political commitment is key for ↑ progress to #endTB, #endTobacco & #beatNCDs


This Podcast features Dr Erlina Burhan, noted TB expert from Indonesia and member, Board of Directors, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). She was in conversation with CNS head Shobha Shukla. Dr Burhan speaks about strong linkages between tobacco use, TB, diabetes, cancer (such as lung cancer), among others.

Coordinated multisectoral efforts are critical to #endTB


High level political commitment can accelerate progress to #endTB, #endtobacco, #beatNCDs



CNS Live! features conversation to #endTB with MDR-TB survivor Paran Sarimita Winarni

CNS Live! features conversation to #endTB with Dr Erlina Burhan, Indonesia

Webinar: International Day of Older Persons 2019: Standing up against Ageism

Family Planning: Why should women pay the costs of inaction?

Swapna Majumdar, CNS Correspondent, India 
At 1.3 billion, India’s current population accounts for a 17 per cent of the total global population of 7.6 billion.  By 2022, India is set to become the most populated country in the world and pushing China to second position. It is expected to add nearly 273 million people between now and 2050 according to the UN’s  2019 report on World Population Prospects.