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Find all TB, treat all TB, prevent all TB - to end TB, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 1, 2024
Treatment is prevention: Stop the spread of infection by finding all and treating all TB Please consider the below article in lead up to World TB Day 2024. When a person with TB disease of the lungs is put on effective treatment, soon after the person becomes non-infectious. Not diagnosing early and accurately (or not treating people) is not only causing avoidable human suffering but also failing us on stopping the spread of infection, says a range of top TB experts.
Sign the petition to Find All TB to End TB: www.bit.ly/findalltb, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2024
149 experts call to find all TB to stop TB Please consider the below article based on insights from key experts who helped shape the fight against TB in past decades. They call for finding ALL TB if we are to break the chain of infection transmission, and reduce human suffering - this will also protect others from getting infected in the first place.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 10, 2024
Growing call to make Big Tobacco pay for health and environment harms Please consider the below article based on insights from a range of experts and leaders who are currently at the intergovernmental meeting of the global tobacco treaty (legally binding WHO FCTC). Many countries are joining hands to demand legal and financial liability policies of the treaty to hold tobacco industry to account.
End tobacco is an imperative if we are to deliver on SDGs, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 9, 2024
It is time to hold governments to account for ending tobacco Please consider the below article based upon insights from a range of experts among those at the important meet of global tobacco treaty. Experts from a number of countries in Asia and Africa share insights on high levels of tobacco industry interference, need to hold the industry to account, and need to hold the government to account for implementing tobacco control and end-tobacco agenda...
Latest treatment regimens for drug resistant forms of TB must reach everyone everywhere who needs them, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Why are shorter, safer and more effective treatments for drug-resistant TB not being rolled out? Please consider an article based on interview with one of the scientists for the latest, shorter, safer and new treatment regimens for drug-resistant TB. Despite strong scientific evidence of these treatments saving lives, why is there a delay in rolling them out, he asks.
Find all TB to stop TB and take labs to the people, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 27, 2024
Journey of a TB survivor from pain to strength Please consider the below article based upon personal lived experience and testimony of a TB survivor who not only survived the debilitating disease but also grew up to become a district TB officer in Nepal. Taking full cascade of lifesaving TB services to the people and communities that are at risk is so vital cog-in-the-wheel and entry gate to end TB pathway.
End all forms of online gender-based violence, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Are we prepared to combat online gender-based violence? Wish you a very happy new year 2024. Please consider the below article based upon insights from several leaders who have survived and trying to combat myriad online forms of gender-based violence, harassment, and abuse. While governments globally are struggling to end gender-based violence by 2030, the challenge has become more complex and sinister with rising online forms of it. Kindly consider this for publication,
Find all TB to stop TB, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 25, 2023
Quantum of solace in efforts to find all TB but glaring gaps remain Please consider the below article, reviewing 2023 and reflecting on top 3 records set in the efforts to find more TB globally as well as in India (which is home to highest TB burden globally). Early and accurate TB diagnosis is entry-gate to TB care pathway - and for a TB-free world, it is warranted we find ALL TB, treat ALL TB, and prevent ALL TB. Warm regards and best of 2024 greetings from all of us,
#NoExcuse: End all forms of gender-based violence, everywhere, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 27, 2023
No excuse for not making labour and migration safe and fair for women Please consider the below article. Despite contributing to the economy, female migrant workers face a range of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence, harassment, and abuse. Safe and fair labour and migration is among the human rights, and an important cog-in-the-wheel if we are to end all forms of gender-based violence.
Do not misuse or overuse medicines in human health, animal health, food and agriculture and environment, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Shooting our own foot: Misuse of medicines is making infections difficult to treat Please consider the below article with insights of several antimicrobial resistance (AMR) leaders. AMR is among the top-10 global health threats - and we are losing medicines - and making infections difficult to treat or even uncurable. World AMR Awareness Week is observed 18-24 November.
Find ALL TB to stop TB: Diagnosis is ENTRY GATE to TB treatment and care pathway, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 18, 2023
Goa to Paris: Growing call to find all TB to stop TB Please consider this important article as world conference on lung health ends in Paris this week. It began with a people-led call to find all TB to stop TB given in Goa, India, and concluded with calling upon governments to ensure to keep the promise to end TB, for which finding ALL TB is vital cog-in-the-wheel.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Will governments firewall public health from Big Tobacco at the upcoming FCTC Treaty meet? Please find attached an article with insights from WHO head quarter FCTC legal officer and other experts who raise alarm on threat of tobacco industry interference at the upcoming intergovernmental meeting of the legally binding global tobacco treaty (called FCTC).
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 16, 2023
When will we start caring for our caregivers? Please consider the below article based on the latest THE LANCET COMMISSION report that provides evidence on how patriarchy is dominating cancer care, research and policy making - which negatively impacts access of girls and women to cancer care.
Taking quality healthcare to the last mile, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Breaking access barriers and bringing quality healthcare closer to the people in Meghalaya Please consider this article on a positive example of how different government programmes and agencies have joined hands to make a difference in one of the underserved blocks of Meghalaya. Apart from effective multi-sectoral partnership, it is also unique as it made "same day test and treat" a reality for hundreds of people for a range of diseases.
Using best of diagnostic tools we can find TB and treat TB to prevent TB and end TB, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Article for publication: Ending TB one barangay at a time Please find a special story from the frontlines where a small group of people are making a huge difference in lives of many. Carrying innovative new diagnostic tools for TB in plastic tubs, they went from islet to islet on pump boats, braving inclement weather, to screen and diagnose people with TB. This resulted in a tremendous increase in TB case findings.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Are we putting money where the mouth is to reach the missing millions? Please consider the below article on the concluded 2nd United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on TB on 22nd September 2023. With promise to end TB globally by 2030, it is vital to ensure that we diagnose TB correctly, treat TB correctly and prevent TB correctly - early and accurately.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Will the world leaders walk the talk to end TB at the upcoming UN High Level Meeting? Please consider the below article based upon interviews with a dozen leading global experts on TB in the lead up to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Meeting on TB on 22nd Sep. 2023. World leaders had convened in 2018 for the first-ever High Level Meeting at UNGA on TB but commitments made then have not bore fruits 100%. Will the upcoming 2nd UNGA High Level Meeting on TB bear fruits? Yet to be seen!
Weakest link in TB response is early and accurate diagnosis of all, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 18, 2023
Early and accurate TB diagnosis is the gateway to #endTB pathway Please consider the below article based on insights from those fighting TB on the frontlines. Early and accurate TB testing is the entry-point or gateway to the TB treatment and care pathway. Unless we find every case without delay, and put the person on right treatment, how will governments globally keep the promise to end TB by 2030? (Indian govt aims to end by 2025.)
Transgender rights are human rights, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 12, 2023
Long walk to transgender rights and gender equality Please consider the below article based on interviews with two leading transgender rights advocates who assert that despite progress there is a very long way to go in terms of gender equality for transgender people. Most governments see 'gender equality' with a lens of sex binary (man or woman), and lot more work needs to happen to ensure social inclusion and human rights mean the same for trans people too.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 2, 2023
WHO award shines spotlight on Thailand's statistical agency and tobacco control One of the 2023 World Health Organization (WHO - the United Nations health agency) awardees is Thailand National Statistical Office. Many may not be aware the vital role of data and statistics in impacting change - that is why we interviewed the Director-General Dr Piyanuch Wuttisorn of Thailand National Statistical Office (TNSO) on vital role of data in advancing science-backed tobacco control policies.

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