[CNS Rewind] Top 10 #SustainableDevelopment interviews of 2017

Looking back at the interviews with experts on a range of issues around sustainable development, featured in over 500 articles (English and Hindi articles, videos, podcasts) published by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2017, 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.

Having said that, for CNS Rewind-2017 sake, if we look at some indicators such as the interaction on CNS website (reads, likes, comments, or other analytics), prints in online and print media through syndication, interaction on Twitter, Facebook page, LinkedIn, Reddit, email listservs, editorial markers, among others, here are top-10 #SustainableDevelopment interviews from 2017, followed by a few more interviews we feel must also get acknowledged. 
Lung health and environment are integral to life
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  • Interview with late Emeritus Professor (Dr) Kishore Chandra Mohanty, a globally acclaimed lung health expert, as well as a devoted environment crusader, and spiritualist, who passed away to his heavenly abode earlier this year

Accelerate momentum to #endTB as well as for progress on all #SDGs
  • Interview with Dr Mario Raviglione, outgoing Director of the WHO Global TB Programme

Will a feminist fossil-fuel-free future lead us to sustainable development? 
  • Interview with Kate Lappin, Regional Coordinator of Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development - APWLD

Applied health research for making systems work for all is vital to #endTB 
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  • Interview with Dr Bertel Squire, Director of Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and past President of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)

Do not leave the migrants behind 
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Reality check: Is India on track to achieve the 90:90:90 HIV targets by 2020?

  • Interview with Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, Director-in-Charge, National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India

Back to basics to #endTB: Do it right the first time, every time! 
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Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution can fail us in beating NCDs
  • Interview with Dr Dean Schraufnagel, Executive Director, Forum of International Respiratory Societies - FIRS

#BeTheChange: It is about growing in years, not about getting old!
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  • Interview with Jerome Pons, Head of Cooperation (Malaysia and Thailand) at the European Union

"Storms make trees take deeper roots": Insights of a cancer survivor with indomitable spirit
  • Interview with Nita Mullick, a gutsy woman who battled cancer twice; and a noted educationist

Ending TB is going to be hard but "hard is not impossible" 
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  • Interview with Dr Kamal K Chopra, Director of New Delhi TB Centre, India, who has invested over 30 years in this battle against TB

"From small beginnings come great things": Major success but challenges remain to #endAIDS
  • Interview with Dr BB Rewari, who provided a decade-long stewardship of Indian government's roll-out of ART, and is the focal person for HIV/AIDS at the WHO in South-East Asia

Stories of Change: Read a series of over 20 interviews with domestic violence survivors

Out of step? Promise to end AIDS warrants stronger action!  
  • Interview with Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI), who is among the first doctors who began HIV care when first case got diagnosed in India

Women human rights defenders spearheading struggle for a better tomorrow 
  • Interview with Bee Pranom Somwong, Protection International, Thailand

Private public partnership and sustainable development: In harmony or in conflict with each other? 
  • Interview with Gerifel Cerillo, coordinator of 'Tanggol Bayi' - an association of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in the Philippines

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Sincere thanks to each person interviewed by CNS and every member of the CNS Correspondents Team!

Looking forward to continued support in 2018 and beyond!

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