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[CNS Rewind 2018] Top 10+ CNS Webinars and other eLearning sessions in 2018

[Click here to watch all CNS Webinars] Looking back at over 40 Webinars and other eLearning sessions hosted by CNS in 2018, we are compelled to say that each eLearning session, and issue it focussed on, is so very important, even today - thanks to all the panelists and participants.

[CNS Rewind] Top 10+ videos in 2018 on CNS YouTube channel

Looking back at over 150 video-articles produced by CNS Correspondents Team in 2018 (including streaming on YouTube of eLearning sessions), we are compelled to say that each video, 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] Our top 10+ podcasts in 2018

Looking back at over 50 audio podcasts of 2018 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.

[CNS Rewind] Top 10+ Correspondents of 2018

Looking back at over 500 articles written by CNS Correspondents Team in Asian and African countries in 2018, 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 20+ most-read 2018 articles on CNS website

Looking back at over 500 (English and Hindi) in-depth and issue-focussed articles written by CNS Correspondents in Asian and African countries in 2018, 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.

Local actions are building blocks for #GlobalGoals

International commitments are vital for a better tomorrow but no less important are local actions on the frontlines, for bringing in desired change. Most important and often unheard voices are of those who are striving hard to bring in a change on the frontlines. These voices from the grounds-up, need to be plugged in to those at national, regional and global levels who are driving bigger processes for a better tomorrow.

Local leaders from Asia Pacific nations commit to #endTobacco and #beatNCDs

[हिंदी] Earlier in December 2018, several local leaders from Asia Pacific nations unanimously adopted a strong Declaration to combat tobacco use and the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Governors, Mayors, Vice Mayors and Vice-Governors, in the presence of several Members of Parliaments, national government representatives, and public health experts, from over a dozen countries in Asia Pacific region, adopted this AP-CAT Declaration at the 3rd Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and Prevention of NCDs (AP-CAT) in Singapore.

Catastrophic healthcare cost due to tobacco and NCDs is a major obstacle to development

This Podcast features conversation with Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary, Member of Parliament from Bangladesh on how catastrophic healthcare cost is the biggest obstacle to development in Bangladesh. He was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla.

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#EndTobacco and #beatNCDs will help build a healthy tomorrow, says Bangladesh's MP Shameem Haider Patwary


Local actions are cornerstone for effective implementation of tobacco control

This Podcast features conversation with Nepal's Member of Parliament Mr Khagaraj Adhikari, who is the former Health and Population Minister of Nepal. Mr Adhikari spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla at the 3rd Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and NCDs Prevention in Singapore (4-6 December 2018). He shares his insights on why local actions are building blocks for moving the nation, and Asia Pacific region, to become tobacco free, as well as beat non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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Local actions are building blocks to #beatNCDs & #endTobacco: says Nepal's MP & former Health Minister Khagaraj Adhikari


It's Time: Match words with actions to #endTB

[video] [podcast] Alongside boosting research and development of new tools to prevent, diagnose and treat TB, there is an acute need to optimally deploy and maximally utilize existing tools for preventing, diagnosing and treating TB, says Dr Nguyen Viet Nhung, head of national TB programme in Vietnam and Director of National Lung Hospital, Hanoi.

It's Time to end TB in Vietnam

This Podcast presents conversation with Dr Nguyen Viet Nhung, head of National TB Programme in Viet Nam, and also a senior Professor and Director of National Lung Hospital in Hanoi.

He spoke with CNS alongside 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands, on a range of issues that impact progress towards ending TB by 2030.Introduction of new TB drugs such as Bedaquiline, safeguards in place to check anti-TB drug resistance, latent TB infection, funding gap in TB research and development (R&D), disabilities that people who get cured of TB live and deal with, improving utilization of new diagnostic tools for optimal programme outcomes, were among key issues he shares his insights on.

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It's Time: Match words with action to #endTB



Disability rights of people with HIV, TB are on blindspot

This Podcast presents our conversation with Michael Miiro who leads MADIPHA (Masaka Association of Persons with disabilities living with HIV/AIDS) in Uganda. He spoke to CNS (Citizen News Service) on the sidelines of 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands.

He shares his insights on disability rights for people living with HIV and co-infected with TB.He also shares MADIPHA’s core activities which also include focus on sexual and gender based violence, livelihood and household income, and policy advocacy and inclusion.

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Disability rights for people with HIV, TB


Do not lift foot off the pedal: #UHC and #endAIDS are not either/or choices!

This UHC Day Podcast features a stimulating conversation with 7 women leaders who spoke with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla at HIV Research for Prevention or HIV R4P International Conference in Madrid, Spain in October 2018. Experts include: Lisa Rossi, Director, Communications and External Relations, MTN (Microbicide Trials Network), USA; Zurah Nakabugo, health journalist, The Observer, Uganda; Thandeka Moyo, health journalist, The Chronicle, Zimbabwe; Angela Oketch, health and science journalist, The Nation, Kenya; Winnie Botha, health journalist, Malawi; Vicky Wandawa, health journalist, The New Vision, Uganda; and Ida Jooste, global health advisor, InterNews.

Universal Health Coverage or UHC is critical for health security. Countries require a strong primary health care platform as the backbone of universal health coverage, in absence of which, we are risking losing gains made in fighting AIDS or TB or malaria or other disease control. We cannot afford not to strengthen UHC. In addition to UHC, we also need to scale up research and development of better tools to prevent infections such as HIV. We not only need new HIV prevention tools but we also need more choices especially for those who are at heightened risk of HIV such as girls and women.

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#UHCday: Voices of 7 women leaders on boosting HIV prevention to #endAIDS



Strengthening community participation is crucial for ending AIDS

Beryl Osindo, CNS Correspondent, Kenya
Photo credit: Beryl Osindo
HIV/AIDS remains an epidemic in several countries, but major milestones are yet to be reached. In order to achieve the ambitious 90-90-90 targets of UNAIDS by 2020 and to eventually end AIDS by 2030, many countries have incorporated plans that address evidence based studies, systematic scientific findings, and training programs that include people from diverse backgrounds. Notably, key messages around the infection have been shared.

Complacency kills: Prevention cannot take a backseat while we scale up treatment coverage to #endAIDS

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
[Webinar recording, podcast] "The global health system is only as strong as its weakest parts" had said UNDP’s Mandeep Dhaliwal in her article around last year's World AIDS Day. The context has only deepened over the year, not only for ending AIDS but also for health security in general. With Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) on 12th December this year, time is running out to catch up on lost opportunities to advance towards UHC.

Regulate 'new' tobacco products as tobacco products

This Podcast presents our conversation with Dr Tara Singh Bam, who was part of Nepal government delegation at the global tobacco treaty negotiations (formally called the 8th Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). He is also the Deputy Regional Director at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease or The Union. He also spoke about the importance of the forthcoming 3rd Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for tobacco control and prevention of non-communicable diseases or AP-CAT in Singapore later this week.

Government of South Africa and other 180 governments who met at the global tobacco treaty negotiations had mandated a research study on new tobacco products, like heat-not-burn, which pose a threat to public health - particularly to children. But world’s biggest tobacco company launched these so-called alternatives to tobacco smoking in South Africa.

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