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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

Life & Health

Global meet underlines country-level progress on sustainable development

Key decision-makers and senior representatives of several constituencies are convening to review progress on the effective development co-operation (EDC) agenda and to discuss how to accelerate country-level progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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Why I did not renew my driving license?

Because I realized (better late than never) that it is government’s responsibility to provide safe, convenient, affordable, accessible and humane ways of commuting for all its citizens.

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Innovative MACH gives hope for multi-disciplinary global health response

Although 193 governments adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which warrant an integrated and multisectoral response to deliver on those promises, the progress has been lackadaisical in the past four years. A recent UN report has set an alarm on uneven progress on some SDGs and slipping on a few of the Global Goals in Asia Pacific region. Coordinated multisectoral response needs multidisciplinary action.

Innovative MACH gives hope for multi-disciplinary global health response
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New milestone for improved treatment for children with TB

ore and more children around the world are now benefiting from fixed dose combination (FDC) of child-friendly medicines to treat drug-sensitive TB, thanks to the untiring efforts of TB Alliance(Global Alliance for TB Drug Development) and its partners including World Health Organization (WHO), for making these drugs go from development to delivery stage.

New milestone for improved treatment for children with TB
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End tobacco is imperative for health justice

The Citizen News Service (CNS) hosted a webinar on ‘End Tobacco is an imperative for health justice’ with a panel of experts to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2019.

End tobacco is imperative for health justice
End tobacco is imperative for health justice
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Targeting Youth through social media

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids of Washington and other organizations recently called on the tech companies to revise their policies around the marketing of cigarettes and related products on their platforms. They cited a Reuters report exposing Philip Morris International Inc's use of young and attractive models and personalities to promote its tobacco products as the impetus for the action.

Targeting Youth through social media
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With back against wall, tobacco industry tries to co-opt World No Tobacco Day

On Friday 31 May, the globe will unite for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) for the 31st year to raise the visibility of tobacco related disease and prevent the spread of the epidemic. But this year, Philip Morris International (PMI) one of the chief profiteers and drivers of the tobacco crisis is trying to co-opt the day as a marketing stunt for its newest tobacco product.

With back against wall, tobacco industry tries to co-opt World No Tobacco Day
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Brazil Files Historic Lawsuit to Hold Global Tobacco Companies Responsible for Health Harms

In historic action to protect the lives and health of Brazilians, Brazil’s Office of the Attorney General (Advocacia-Geral da União) filed a lawsuit against multinational tobacco companies to recover funds spent on the treatment of tobacco-related diseases in Brazil’s health care system. The suit is the first of its kind for Brazil and a significant step towards holding the two major tobacco companies who do business in Brazil and their parent companies responsible for the enormous financial and health burdens caused by tobacco use.

 Brazil Files Historic Lawsuit to Hold Global Tobacco Companies Responsible for Health Harms
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Real talk: Are we on track to end malaria?

This year’s World Malaria Day theme, "Zero Malaria Starts With Me" re-energizes the fight to eliminate malaria which, despite being preventable and treatable, still kills over half a million people every year. While incredible progress has been made in the past 15 years (with over 7 million malaria deaths averted and about 40% reduction in malaria globally), the fight against the disease is now inching towards a tipping point - progress has slowed down in some parts of the world and reversed in a few.

Real talk: Are we on track to  end malaria?
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Unfortunately, UN agencies have never put TB as their top priority, said Dr. Mario Raviglione.

“There is no single country in the world which has ever eliminated tuberculosis (TB) which is the number one infectious disease killer in the world. Asia and Africa respectively account for 60% and 25% of the global TB cases.
Every year 10 million patients with TB are reported in the world and 1.6 million die of it, which amounts to nearly 4000 deaths per day.

 Dr. Mario Raviglione.
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