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(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 30, 2020 No excuse for inaction: #EndTobacco to prevent epidemics of diseases and deaths
This article is for 2020 World No Tobacco Day. For so many years there was plethora of scientific evidence that tobacco kills, and causes life-threatening diseases. But now it is also a risk factor for conditions that increase risk of serious outcomes of COVID-19 including death. It also causes an economic loss of US$ 1.4 trillion every year, besides environment damag. End tobacco is an imperative if we are to deliver on SDGs
SHARE Sunday, May 24, 2020 Rise in gender-based violence during COVID-19 warrants a gendered response
This article is based on interviews with four experts from different countries (USA/ Fiji, Tonga, Cambodia and Laos/ Thailand) on how gender-based violence is rising (or not) during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, especially impacting women and girls. Along with a public health emergency, this violence crisis is also brewing. Our pandemic preparedness needs a gendered response
SHARE Friday, May 22, 2020 Governments' accountability for responding to COVID-19, NCDs and tobacco epidemics
In lead up to 2020 World No Tobacco Day, this article is based on responses from senior government leaders (MPs, Mayors, Governors) from Asia Pacific nations and WHO head of tobacco free initiative on link between COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases and tobacco, as well as on the accountability of the government in responding to the pandemics.
SHARE Monday, May 11, 2020 Nurses unite to demand universal public health
This article is based on interviews with nurses from different countries (South Korea, Philippines, Australia, India) to mark 200 years of Florence Nightingale on 12 May, International Nurses' Day. WHO has declared the year of 2020 as International year of the Nurses and Midwives,
SHARE Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Intergenerational model gives hope even during pandemics
This article documents how intergenerational model works to help support every generation, but especially care of the older people. COVID-19 pandemic has severe impact on older people and such intergenerational models give hope,
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 21, 2020 COVID-19 makes the bag of woes heavier for marginalized populations
This article is based on interviews with few experts who come from marginalized groups, and share their experiences on how COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their lives in a range of ways. These are difficult times for so many people but for those who were already struggling for justice and rights, COVID-19 pandemic has added to their woes.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 4, 2020 "No stepping out" is the life-influencing message of breast cancer thriver
This is a special article to mark International Women's Day, written by 5-times cancer survivor who calls herself 'cancer thriver'. She is currently taking chemotherapy for 5th time in Delhi. Her message is, NO STEPPING OUT. She shares her journey, and message for those going through similar experience,
SHARE Monday, February 24, 2020 Gender equity and human rights are pivotal for advancing progress on SDGs
This article features our interview with head of United Nations Population Fund (in Asia Pacific) on why progressing on gender equity and human rights is critical cog in the wheel to deliver on sustainable development goals. He reflects on key challenges such as gender based violence, preventable maternal deaths, child marriages, etc.
SHARE Sunday, February 9, 2020 Accelerating progress on sexual & reproductive health & rights is key driver towards SDGs
This article is based on interview with head of biggest Asia Pacific regional meet on reproductive and sexual health and rights later this year.
To ensure health security for everyone, especially the marginalized people, we need to ensure progress on health and other areas too (poverty, infrastructure, economy, social security, etc). Dr Var makes a strong point,
SHARE Tuesday, December 3, 2019 We cannot end AIDS without combating antimicrobial resistance
This article is based upon interviews with head of antimicrobial resistance at the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as another medical expert who began HIV care when first case got diagnosed in the country. Antimicrobial resistance is making medicines, ineffective - we cannot afford to lose meds,