[podcast] HIV science has advanced but politics, policies & human rights have been slow to adapt to #endAIDS

This podcast features Mitchell Warren, who is among the most respected voices on human rights-based responses to #endAIDS. He is in conversation with CNS founder and Executive Director Shobha Shukla. He shares insights on range of issues spanning over two decades on HIV prevention research, ethics and human rights as scientific studies go forward, learnings from COVID-19 vaccine research, dire need to engage all stakeholders (political will and leadership, funders/ donors, regulators, manufacturers, communities among others) and a lot more! He is also the co-chair of ongoing 4th HIV Research For Prevention global conference, and Executive Director of AVAC.

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[video] HIV science has advanced but politics, policies and human rights have been far too slow to adapt to #endAIDS

The ring has finally arrived!

Shobha Shukla - CNS

You guessed it right. I am talking about the dapivirine vaginal ring (DPV-VR), which is one of the top advances happening in the field of microbicides. It is the first long acting prevention product whose Phase-3 randomised controlled studies have shown that using the dapivirine vaginal ring reduced the risk of HIV infection in women and long-term use was well-tolerated. 

Get the vaccine shot but do not throw away the mask to fight COVID-19

Shobha Shukla - CNS

The message from all scientists is very loud and clear that vaccines alone will not be able to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after getting vaccinated, we will have to continue to wear masks, maintain physical distancing, wash hands frequently and avoid congregated settings, to break the chain of transmission of the virus. 

[video] Voices from Punjab and Haryana in support of Farmers' Protest and Tractor Rally

[video] Tractor rally, farmers' protest and democracy: Listen to people's voices

[video] Dissent & protests in democracy; Readiness of Tractor rally on 26th January

Asia Pacific Solidarity Forum in support of farmers' movement in India

[register on Zoom] Join us on Friday, 8th January 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm India time (click here for your local time), in Asia Pacific Solidarity Forum in support of farmers' movement in India (as part of ongoing 'Satyagraha' series of daily online discussions on farmers' struggles).

Government needs to hold big polluters liable for air pollution, preventable diseases, and untimely deaths

published in The Indian Express, 1 January 2020
16.7 lakh people died in India in 2019 because of air pollution accounting for 17·8% of the total deaths in the country (source: The Lancet Planetary Health). Air pollution was the 4th leading risk factor for premature death globally, accounting for nearly 12% of all deaths, with more than 6.67 million in 2019 alone, shows the State of Global Air Report 2020. Each of these deaths could have been averted – and every disease caused by air pollution could have been prevented.