Author: Bobby Ramakant

International Respiratory Societies To Assist In Finding The 3 Million “missed” Tb Cases

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A major focus of this World TB Day is the 3 million TB cases that the World Health Organization WHO estimates are missed each year - that is, cases that go undetected, undiagnosed and untreated. Clearly, this must change if global TB control is to be achieved. The Forum of International Resp ...

Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk Of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Research published on 24 March 2014 provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis TB. Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB againa condition known as recurrent TB ...

Partners-in-crime: Hiv And Hepatitis B Virus (hbv)

Friday, December 20, 2013
AIDS is just one of the manifestations of HIV, said a veteran health advocate. A range of co-infections and co-morbidities also need as much attention as AIDS-related treatment and care. HIV and hepatitis B virus HBV co-infection was in spotlight at the 6th National Conference of AIDS Society o ...

Cardiovascular Diseases Threaten To Reverse Gains Made In Treating Hiv

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Although historic scale-up of antiretroviral therapy ART is keeping people living with HIV PLHIV alive, 1 in 10 of them succumb to cardiovascular diseases CVDs. The good news is that survival of PLHIV has improved, but CVD is increasingly becoming one of the important causes of morbidity a ...

Growing Thrust For Combination Hiv Prevention

Sunday, December 15, 2013
One size does not fit all. Likewise we need an expanded basket of evidence-based interventions and approaches to meet the unique needs and contexts of different key affected populations to prevent HIV. Deliberations on the first day of the 6th National Conference of AIDS Society of India ASICON ...

How Has India Done In Its Fight Against Aids?

Sunday, December 15, 2013
On one hand the new mantra of zero new HIV infections, zero deaths and zero AIDS-related stigma and discrimination by 2015 is increasing decibels and on another hand Indian AIDS response is dealing with a complex matrix of challenges impeding programme outcomes. To compound the situation there ...

Deploying Technology, Managing Treatment Well—makes The Difference!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
There is no doubt that research and development of new diagnostic technologies and effective drugs must go ahead with full thrust. But there is no single magic wand intervention and therefore deploying existing diagnostic tools optimally and managing treatment well are no less a priority to rea ...

Intellectual Property And Decriminalization: Don't Have To Wait For Laws To Be Changed

Monday, November 25, 2013
Anand Grover is a lawyer from India who is known for his legal activism in Indian law relating to HIV. He is a co-founder member of the Lawyers Collective and has been UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health since 2008. He spoke with the Citizen News Service CNS team as the 11th Internatio ...

Falling Walls Advance Innovation, Sustainability And Social Impact

Monday, November 11, 2013
A young scientist was awarded the third prize at Falling Walls 2013 for her research aimed to reduce mortality and complication rate in surgical procedures to treat cardiovascular diseases CVDs. According to the World Health Organization WHO, CVDs are the number one cause of death globally ...

Will Innovations And Partnerships Improve Tuberculosis Control?

Sunday, November 03, 2013
There is no doubt that investment and thrust for more effective new diagnostic and treatment tools for tuberculosis TB must go up but alongside it is equally imperative to optimally use existing technologies. Innovation has the ability to change the world. Innovative approaches lead us to concret ...

Clean Cook Stoves Save Lives, Promote Health

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Three billion people around the world still cook their daily meals with wood, charcoal, coal and other forms of solid fuel. According to the latest Global Burden of Disease update released in December 2012, resulting health impacts lead to four million deaths annually which after high blood pressure ...

Major Thrust To Improve Responses To Non-communicable Diseases

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Non-communicable diseases NCDs are causing two-third of deaths worldwide. There is no doubt that latest launch of a robust programme to help civil society work on improving responses to NCDs is a welcome step forward. The NCD Alliance launched a new programme, formally called Strengthening He ...

'towards A Nuclear-free World'

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Leave aside safe nuclear waste disposal, we are not even able to take care of domestic waste on our roads, said retired Justice Rajinder Sachchar while speaking at a book launch held in New Delhi on 12th July 2013. A Hindi language book, Towards A Nuclear-free World, penned by Magsaysay Awardee, s ...
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