Niti Aayog must stop plan to privatise public health

In late November 2019 Khwahish Warsi, a daily wage earner who makes his living by making and selling 'dholaks', the Indian percussion instrument, who did not have one pelvic joint, met with a major accident and suffered major fracture in both his legs. He was taken to the trauma centre of the King George's Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow, India. Because of major rush here he could not be admitted for two days and was ‘advised’ to seek treatment in private hospital. That is how he landed at a private hospital in the city. Even after he had borrowed Rs. 1.1 Lakhs (around US$ 1500) from his village in Barabanki he could not muster half the amount the hospital was asking to go ahead and perform the surgery which included putting iron rods in his legs. Had it not been for some charitable individuals he would not have been able to make all hospital payments. But everyone may not be as lucky.

#endtobacco and #beatNCDs will help accelerate progress towards #endTB → #endAIDS


This Podcast features a conversation with Dr Ishwar Gilada, President AIDS Society of India and Governing Council Member of International AIDS Society (IAS); Dr Anoop Kumar Puri, Deputy Director General, National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr Dilip Mathai, Vice President, AIDS Society of India and Dean, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences; Dr Naval Chandra, Additional Professor, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences and Jt Secretary, AIDS Society of India; Dr Tara Singh Bam, Regional Deputy Director (Asia Pacific) of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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100-100-100 and zero new transmission of HIV & TB are imperative to meet SDGs


This Podcast features the recording of a discussion with experts: Dr Ishwar Gilada, President AIDS Society of India and Governing Council Member of International AIDS Society (IAS); Dr KS Sachdeva, Deputy Director General, RNTCP, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr Anoop Kumar Puri, Deputy Director General, National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr Prapti Gilada Toshniwal, Consultant Microbiologist, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai, India; Dr Dilip Mathai, Vice President, AIDS Society of India and Dean, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences; Dr Naval Chandra, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences and Jt Secretary, AIDS Society of India; and Dr Jacob Creswell, Team Leader, TB REACH, Stop TB Partnership.

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TB prevention is better than cure | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features Dr Masae Kawamura, Senior Director Medical and Scientific Affairs, TB Diagnostics, Qiagen; and Amadou Gueye, Market Development Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Qiagen.

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CNS wishes you a very happy new year 2020

Boosting immunity is also an important cog-in-the-wheel to prevent TB


This Podcast features Professor (Dr) Surya Kant, Head of Respiratory Medicine department, King George's Medical University (KGMU). He is the President of National College of Chest Physicians (2019-2020), President of Indian Chest Society (2016-2017), and President of Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology (2018-2020). Prof Surya Kant is also a member of National Task Force (tuberculosis) of Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) Government of India; and Chairman of Zonal Operational Research Committee, RNTCP, North Zone.

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Boosting immunity of people is an important cog-in-the-wheel to prevent TB



Top 25+ most-read articles on CNS website in 2019 (English & Hindi) | #Rewind2019

Looking back at over 500 (English and Hindi) in-depth and issue-focussed articles written by CNS team in Asian and African countries in 2019, 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.

Top 5 CNS Webinars in 2019 | #Rewind2019

[Click here to watch all CNS Webinars in the past decade] Looking back at over 100 Webinars and other eLearning sessions (such as, #endTB Dialogues series) hosted by CNS in 2019, we are compelled to say that each eLearning session, and the issue it focussed on, is so very important, even today - heartfelt thanks to all the panelists and participants.

Top 5+ CNS Correspondents in 2019 | #Rewind2019

Looking back at over 500 articles written by CNS Correspondents Team in Asian and African countries in 2019, 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.

Top 10 CNS Podcasts in 2019 | #Rewind2019

Looking back at over 200 audio podcasts of 2019, on a range of issues related to global health and sustainable development, 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.