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Food, nay tobacco, for thought
By Shobha Shukla  
7 June, 2017

Like sand slipping through fingers, anti-TB drug resistance threatens to unwind the progress
By Bobby Ramakant  
29 May, 2017

Connecting 'silos': Interdependence is key to #endTB in sustainable development era
By Bobby Ramakant  
24 May, 2017

Cleaning up the air we breathe
By Shobha Shukla  
21 May, 2017

Bringing TB out of the shadows
By Bobby Ramakant  
8 May, 2017

Keeping workforce healthy is also a smart business strategy
By Bobby Ramakant  
6 May, 2017

How will we avert asthma deaths without definitive diagnostics and universal access to effective treatment?
By Bobby Ramakant  
1 May, 2017

Inter-sectoral and well-coordinated battle to #endTB is imperative to deliver on Agenda 2030
By Bobby Ramakant  
7 April, 2017

Storms make trees take deeper roots: Insights of a cancer survivor with indomitable spirit
By Shobha Shukla  
6 April, 2017

North-South perspectives on Istanbul Principles and Agenda 2030 for sustainable development
By Shobha Shukla  
1 April, 2017

Ending TB is going to be hard but 'hard is not impossible'
By Bobby Ramakant  
11 March, 2017

Emotional support is crucial for TB patients
By Shobha Shukla  
6 March, 2017

We must bequeath good air to our next generation...
By Shobha Shukla  
12 February, 2017

World Cancer Day: Ensure the right treatment at the right time to every patient
By Shobha Shukla  
4 February, 2017

#BeTheChange: It is about growing in years, not about getting old!
By Shobha Shukla  
27 January, 2017

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies
By Shobha Shukla  
7 December, 2016

Effective partnerships are necessary to increase tobacco control outcomes
By Shobha Shukla  
8 November, 2016

We all can work, but together we win: Unite to #EndTB
By Shobha Shukla  
4 November, 2016

Transforming hope into reality for patients of drug-resistant TB
By Shobha Shukla  
29 October, 2016

AIDS is a political disease and a medical scourge
By Shobha Shukla  
17 October, 2016

Point-of-care HIV testing: Important 'cog in the wheel' towards ending AIDS by 2030
By Shobha Shukla  
13 October, 2016

Saving the next generation from HIV
By Shobha Shukla  
9 October, 2016

ASICON 2016 calls for making HIV a chronic, manageable condition in reality
By Shobha Shukla  
7 October, 2016

Kenya has done it, when will the rest of us?
By Shobha Shukla  
5 October, 2016

Fuel your heart and power your life...
By Shobha Shukla  
25 September, 2016

Reality check: How are countries taking care of their ageing populations?
By Shobha Shukla  
20 September, 2016

For age is opportunity no less than youth itself...
By Shobha Shukla  
14 September, 2016

Moving beyond stereotypes: Responding to unheeded needs of the ageing populations
By Shobha Shukla  
11 September, 2016

Sri Lanka declared free of malaria - must remain vigilant
By Citizen News Service  
7 September, 2016

Female face of ageing in Asia Pacific
By Shobha Shukla  
7 September, 2016

Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India
By Shobha Shukla  
27 August, 2016

New study pegs the number of TB cases in India at double the current estimates
By Shobha Shukla  
25 August, 2016

Frontline voices: To be a transgender living with HIV in India
By Shobha Shukla  
17 August, 2016

Integrated TB-HIV responses are a must to meet Sustainable Development Goals
By Shobha Shukla  
27 July, 2016

Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it'
By Shobha Shukla  
26 July, 2016

Battling with three diseases and still going strong
By Shobha Shukla  
23 July, 2016

We cannot eliminate TB if we leave children behind
By Shobha Shukla  
21 July, 2016

Count the people at HIV risk right: Is money being spent or sitting in banks?
By Bobby Ramakant  
19 July, 2016

International AIDS Conferences: From Durban to Durban - has anything changed in 16 years?
By Shobha Shukla  
16 July, 2016

Right to road must first go to pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles
By Bobby Ramakant  
11 July, 2016

Towards a TB free India: It cannot be a lone battle
By Shobha Shukla  
28 June, 2016

Should Asia Pacific lead the world with robust roadmap for sustainable development?
By Bobby Ramakant  
17 April, 2016

Early and accurate diagnosis of TB and lung cancer vital: No excuse for misdiagnosis
By Bobby Ramakant  
25 March, 2016

Strike at the root of the problem to kill TB
By Shobha Shukla  
24 March, 2016

India's 2016-2017 budget reflects a mirage for universal health
By Dr Sandeep Pandey and Bobby Ramakant  
2 March, 2016

Despite promise to end Encephalitis and other NTDs by 2030, why is action missing?
By Dr GK Singh and Dr CM Singh  
29 December, 2015

Inhaled drug therapy for TB treatment
By Alice Tembe  
14 December, 2015

Will 2030 Global Goals help accelerate progress towards ending TB?
By Shobha Shukla  
8 December, 2015

Half the battle won: Need to accelerate roll-out of child-friendly anti-TB drugs
By Shobha Shukla  
6 December, 2015

A school with a difference!
By Shobha Shukla  
2 December, 2015

Should we celebrate success or gear up to end AIDS?
By Bobby Ramakant  
2 December, 2015

Addressing pneumonia: The deadly childhood illness
By Shobha Shukla  
28 November, 2015

India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malaria$B!>(Jfree region
By Citizen News Service  
28 November, 2015

New funding boosts research for controlling TB, malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis
By Bobby Ramakant  
6 November, 2015

Indonesia signs the historic Bali Declaration targeting the looming TB diabetes co-epidemic
By Citizen News Service  
4 November, 2015

Avert the looming TB-diabetes co-epidemic before it gets too late
By Shobha Shukla  
3 November, 2015

Thirty years of HIV epidemic in India: From despair to hope
By Shobha Shukla  
30 October, 2015

Translating Global Goals into local actions to fight NCDs
By Shobha Shukla  
24 October, 2015

TPP: Trading people for profit
By Mark Moreno Pascual  
17 October, 2015

Call to kick polluters out of climate talks
By Citizen News Service  
17 October, 2015

Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good
By Shobha Shukla  
7 October, 2015

Somebody who never went to college helps children of brick kiln workers enter college
By Dr Sandeep Pandey  
6 October, 2015

Join hands to make the dream of smoke-free society, a reality
By Shobha Shukla  
3 October, 2015

Dams and development: Corporate interests and Manipur's struggle for justice
By Shobha Shukla  
29 September, 2015

Irony of inequality and Ogoni peoples struggle for life and land
By Shobha Shukla  
29 September, 2015

Despite crippling challenges, Nepal makes major strides in tobacco control
By Shobha Shukla  
24 September, 2015

Antibiotic use is driving antibiotic resistance
By Shobha Shukla  
19 September, 2015

Fight against TB in Papua New Guinea: 'Embarrassment of riches' moment?
By Bobby Ramakant  
19 September, 2015

Evidence should inform policy: Should we offer antiretroviral therapy soon after HIV diagnosis?
By Shobha Shukla  
11 September, 2015

Wake up call on asthma in children: New data must drive well-coordinated action
By Bobby Ramakant  
11 September, 2015

Pacific approach to deal with the dual burden of TB-diabetes
By Shobha Shukla  
8 September, 2015

TB-Diabetes is a formidable challenge in Asia Pacific
By Shobha Shukla  
6 September, 2015

After years of neglect, growing attention to TB in children in Asia Pacific
By Shobha Shukla  
5 September, 2015

Universal access to services and social protection: A mantra to end TB
By Shobha Shukla  
1 September, 2015

Empower community to end TB: In them lies the solution
By Shobha Shukla  
31 August, 2015

My top priority would be for ensuring evidence informs health policy, says new ICMR head
By Shobha Shukla  
18 August, 2015

Early diagnosis of drug resistance is crucial to ending TB
By Shobha Shukla  
26 July, 2015

Long walk to justice: Transgender voices from across India
By Shobha Shukla  
10 July, 2015

Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings
By Dr Rahul Pandey  
8 July, 2015

Join the crusade: Big push for transgender and hijra welfare
By Shobha Shukla  
7 July, 2015

'Pehchan' has given transgender people a new 'Pehchan'
By Shobha Shukla  
4 July, 2015

A woman of substance: Kalawati
By Shobha Shukla  
27 June, 2015

Parliamentarians on 'world we want beyond 2015': Sexual and reproductive health and rights in focus
By Shobha Shukla  
21 June, 2015

Be the change you want to see in the world: Pushpa Devi
By Shobha Shukla  
17 June, 2015

Turning tables: Growing support against corporate capture of climate policy-making
By Bobby Ramakant  
17 June, 2015

Hard work overcomes hard luck: Leela Shikhdar
By Shobha Shukla  
9 June, 2015

Hitting roadblocks to tobacco endgame
By Shobha Shukla  
5 June, 2015

Will countries 'walk the talk' to end the tobacco epidemic?
By Bobby Ramakant  
5 June, 2015

Without real democracy, how will people hold governments to account?
By Bobby Ramakant  
25 May, 2015

Through the people's lens: Modi's development model so far
By Bobby Ramakant  
23 May, 2015

Bodily autonomy and sexual rights are integral to development justice
By Bobby Ramakant  
21 May, 2015

Will HLPF push for accountability in post-2015 development agenda?
By Bobby Ramakant  
19 May, 2015

Will post-2015 development agenda integrate economic, environmental and social pillars?
By Bobby Ramakant  
19 May, 2015

Slow but steady wins the race: Lilawati
By Shobha Shukla  
10 May, 2015

With no cure in sight, controlling asthma is essential
By Shobha Shukla  
4 May, 2015

Controlling and managing asthma is key to live a normal life
By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi  
4 May, 2015

No other way out: We need to early diagnose TB and treat with drugs that work
By Bobby Ramakant  
1 May, 2015

She who does not tire, tires adversity: Savitri
By Shobha Shukla  
30 April, 2015

Time to walk the talk for accelerating towards TB-free India
By Bobby Ramakant  
29 April, 2015

Mr Prime Minister, your words do not match your actions
By Dr Rahul Pandey  
28 April, 2015

'Call to Action' launch catalyzes fight against TB
By Bobby Ramakant  
26 April, 2015

Land Acquisition Bill takes away rights of farmers and pits them against 'Make in India'
By Dr Rahul Pandey and Dr Sandeep Pandey  
21 April, 2015

Hard work is the key to success: Kamlesh
By Shobha Shukla  
21 April, 2015

God helps those who help themselves: Kunta Devi
By Shobha Shukla  
9 April, 2015

World Health Day: No substitute to healthy mind
By Shobha Shukla  
7 April, 2015

Taking Stock: Skewed priorities of the government's budget
By Dr Rahul Pandey  
3 April, 2015

Indian parliamentarian doubts if tobacco kills! Do not reinvent the wheel
By Bobby Ramakant  
3 April, 2015

Vietnam's major regional thrust for a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030
By Citizen News Service  
25 March, 2015

Nepal leading tobacco control in South Asia: Will it spiral domino effect on other nations?
By Bobby Ramakant  
22 March, 2015

Progress made but work remains on firewalling health policy from tobacco industry
By Shobha Shukla  
22 March, 2015

Hold tobacco industry liable: Turn the cost-benefit ratio upside down
By Shobha Shukla  
22 March, 2015

Where there is a will there is a way: Teeja Devi
By Shobha Shukla  
22 March, 2015

From adversity to prosperity
By Shobha Shukla  
9 March, 2015

When will the good times (achhe din) come for women in India?
By Shobha Shukla  
7 March, 2015

TB Alliance advances next-generation TB drug candidate into clinical testing
By Shobha Shukla  
23 February, 2015

Is too much health research - unnecessary, unethical, unscientific, wasteful?
By Bobby Ramakant  
20 February, 2015

Lung cancer: Difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, easy to prevent
By Shobha Shukla  
12 February, 2015

Deworm to not lose gains made on child health and nutrition
By Bobby Ramakant  
10 February, 2015

Better to prevent rather than treat lung cancer
By Shobha Shukla  
2 February, 2015

Tobacco smoking ruining lives: Lung cancer rates alarming
By Clarity Sibanda  
30 January, 2015

Thalassaemia on the blind spot? Call to improve prevention, treatment and care
By Shobha Shukla  
15 December, 2014

Stop water privatisation and strengthen public water supply
By Citizen News Service  
13 December, 2014

What is wrong with a rights-based approach to TB care?
By Shobha Shukla  
10 December, 2014

Breaking taboos, reaping dividends
By Swapna Majumdar  
3 December, 2014

Reaching the unreached: ENGAGE TB initiative
By Shobha Shukla  
25 November, 2014

Beijing to Bangkok: 20 years journey of triumphs and defeats
By Shobha Shukla  
17 November, 2014

Long road to justice: Human rights of female migrant workers
By Shobha Shukla  
16 November, 2014

East Asia Summit adopts unprecedented regional malaria goal
Citizen News Service  
15 November, 2014

Women in politics should help women in adversity
By Shobha Shukla  
14 November, 2014

International trade impacts tobacco control
By Shobha Shukla  
5 November, 2014

Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection
By Bobby Ramakant  
30 October, 2014

Call to action to halt the looming TB-diabetes co-epidemic
By Babs Verblackt  
30 October, 2014

No single HIV prevention method can end AIDS: Combination prevention is key
By Bobby Ramakant  
29 October, 2014

WHO launches new guidelines on management of latent TB infection
By Shobha Shukla  
29 October, 2014

Nepal gearing to protect public health from tobacco industry interference
By Bobby Ramakant  
27 October, 2014

No longer business as usual: Out of the box solutions needed to end TB
By Shobha Shukla  
24 October, 2014

WHO cautions: Do not let fox guard chickens
By Bobby Ramakant  
17 October, 2014

Strong tobacco taxation policy adopted despite industry interference
By Bobby Ramakant  
16 October, 2014

Humid houses pose health hazards
By Babs Verblackt  
11 October, 2014

Evidence shows we can prevent obesity in children
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
9 October, 2014

Those who 'own little, live on little' carry highest burden of climate change
By Shobha Shukla  
3 October, 2014

Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
30 September, 2014

Rhythm of the heart
By Dr Bobby John  
28 September, 2014

Hyderabad to Cape Town: Evidence driving medical research and health systems strengthening
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
26 September, 2014

Overcoming roadblocks in translating evidence-based healthcare into public health gains
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
25 September, 2014

Evidence-based medicine is the basis of sound healthcare
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
23 September, 2014

When natural disasters happen: do more good than harm
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
22 September, 2014

Should India Sacrifice Agriculture For Trade?
By Shobha Shukla  
22 September, 2014

Research to the rescue of disaster management
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
21 September, 2014

Indian scientists developing a diagnostic algorithm for female genital TB
By Bobby Ramakant  
20 September, 2014

Whither Future Development Goals?
By Shobha Shukla  
18 September, 2014

Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance survey launched
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
7 September, 2014

'Watch your step': Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda
By Shobha Shukla  
25 August, 2014

What do post-2015 strategic development goals mean to us?
By Bobby Ramakant  
23 August, 2014

Past, present and future attempts to measure childhood TB
By Shobha Shukla  
18 August, 2014

How are TB-HIV collaborative activities being rolled out?
By Shobha Shukla  
8 August, 2014

Can innovation drive HIV responses to meet 90:90:90 targets by 2020?
By Bobby Ramakant  
2 August, 2014

If I Could Do It, Anyone Can
By Shobha Shukla  
1 August, 2014

Multipurpose prevention technologies for HIV and STIs in spotlight at AIDS 2014
By Shobha Shukla  
30 July, 2014

Alarm rings on low uptake of existing prevention options for anal STIs and HIV
By Bobby Ramakant  
29 July, 2014

When bacteria and virus can work so well together, why can't we?
By Shobha Shukla  
27 July, 2014

Stigma blocks access to care for young gays and transgenders
By Bobby Ramakant  
26 July, 2014

Call to step up the pace of TB-HIV collaborative activities
By Shobha Shukla  
25 July, 2014

Every TB-HIV case is a public health failure
By Shobha Shukla  
24 July, 2014

Break the silos: drug use, HIV, HCV, TB, laws and funding
By Shobha Shukla  
23 July, 2014

Are we hyping infection control inside clinics?
By Shobha Shukla  
23 July, 2014

Australia reinforces its commitment in fight against AIDS
By Bobby Ramakant  
23 July, 2014

New Drug Regimen: A miracle treatment for TB is a near possibility
By Shobha Shukla  
23 July, 2014

Homophobia is a choice, not homosexuality: Inter-faith message
By Bobby Ramakant  
23 July, 2014

Do not be a statistic, but own the information that shapes programmes
By Bobby Ramakant  
21 July, 2014

What has TB got to do in an AIDS Conference?
By Shobha Shukla  
20 July, 2014

Indian Doctor Trupti Gilada to get Fellowship Award at AIDS 2014
By Citizen News Service  
17 July, 2014

Tobacco use a big ‘No’ for people with TB and diabetes
By Shrey Singh  
4 July, 2014

Is it Asthma or COPD?
By Shobha Shukla  
2 July, 2014

Management of respiratory diseases beyond drugs: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
By Shobha Shukla  
1 July, 2014

Oxygen therapy is like a prescription drug: Use it rationally
By Shobha Shukla  
30 June, 2014

Tackle hepatitis C to save people living with HIV
By Shobha Shukla  
25 June, 2014

Unhealthy diets are threatening global health
By Shobha Shukla  
18 June, 2014

Research study to test anti-HIV gel for gay men and transgenders commences in Chiang Mai
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant  
12 June, 2014

Building feminist movements to stimulate change
By Shobha Shukla  
1 June, 2014

Gender Justice to be at the heart of development justice
By Shobha Shukla  
31 May, 2014

2nd APFF 2014: Creating Waves, Fostering Movements
By Shobha Shukla  
30 May, 2014

Pak tobacco tax reforms could help half million quit, up taxes by Rs 27.2 billion
By Citizen News Service  
29 May, 2014

Reduce Tobacco Consumption, Save Lives
By Shobha Shukla  
29 May, 2014

Connecting the dots: Tobacco use, diabetes, and tuberculosis
By Shobha Shukla  
26 May, 2014

Seeking honest politics distinguishes AAP from BJP and Congress
By Dr Rahul Pandey  
11 May, 2014

Likely impacts of BJP and AAP on the Indian society
By Dr Rahul Pandey  
9 May, 2014

Regular cervical cancer screening, vaccination save lives
By Bobby Ramakant  
7 May, 2014

It Is Time To Control Asthma
By Shobha Shukla  
6 May, 2014

Translational Research For The Benefit Of Public Health
By Shobha Shukla  
5 May, 2014

Coordinated response for control of STIs is lacking
By Shobha Shukla  
2 May, 2014

Call for no more new HIV infected children
By Shobha Shukla  
1 May, 2014

Dividing the country on communal lines
By Dr Sandeep Pandey  
1 May, 2014

MPTs are innovative strategies to transform women's health
By Shobha Shukla  
29 April, 2014

Countries should know their endemic malaria to plan the fight well
By Citizen News Service  
26 April, 2014

Call to stop water privatization and strengthen public water systems
By Citizen News Service  
16 April, 2014

Rise in global health financing, but funding priorities shift
By Shobha Shukla  
9 April, 2014

Civil society participation vital for public health programming
By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi  
31 March, 2014

Accurate and affordable TB diagnosis in private sector becoming a reality
By Bobby Ramakant  
29 March, 2014

Call for public-private health sector to follow standards of TB care
By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi  
27 March, 2014

International Respiratory Societies to assist in finding the 3 million “missed” TB cases
By Citizen News Service  
27 March, 2014

Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study
By Citizen News Service  
26 March, 2014

Tuberculosis control needs a complete and patient-centric solution
By Dr Madhukar Pai, Prashant Yadav and Ravi Anupindi  
24 March, 2014

Indian approach to limb salvage for people with diabetes
By Shobha Shukla  
23 March, 2014

Regulating sale of anti-tuberculosis drugs hailed
By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi  
21 March, 2014

Gender Violence Increases HIV Vulnerability
By Swapna Majumdar  
21 March, 2014

Is it the best or the worst of times for women in India?
By Shobha Shukla  
11 March, 2014

No More Holding Back Women
By Swapna Majumdar  
8 March, 2014

75% diabetic-foot related lower limb amputations preventable
By Bobby Ramakant  
26 February, 2014

Why at present the AAP offers the best hope for governance and policy
By Dr Rahul Pandey  
20 February, 2014

Do we really believe in cancer 'prevention is better than cure'?
By Bobby Ramakant  
3 February, 2014

Break the silence around cancer
By Shobha Shukla  
3 February, 2014

Long road to justice and equality for LGBTI people
By Shobha Shukla  
29 January, 2014

Smoking Goes Electronic
By Shobha Shukla  
28 January, 2014

World's largest school-based deworming program in Bihar
By Citizen News Service  
26 January, 2014

One visit and vinegar diagnosis for cervical cancer
By Shobha Shukla  
24 January, 2014

Laws mirror moral values of 'colonial era', not SRHR reality!
By Swapna Majumdar  
23 January, 2014

'Miles to go' before we achieve universal access to SRHR services
By Swapna Majumdar  
23 January, 2014

Sexual and reproductive health issues do not exist in isolation
By Shobha Shukla  
22 January, 2014

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Can Transform Women's Health
By Shobha Shukla  
21 January, 2014

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A distant reality?
By Shobha Shukla  
19 January, 2014

Rehabilitation of Muzaffarnagar communal violence survivors is State's responsibility
By Bobby Ramakant  
8 January, 2014