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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

Life & Health

Finding Nature based Solutions to Treat Drinking Water to support Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone

Globally, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services. Furthermore, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.

Finding Nature based Solutions to Treat Drinking Water to support Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone
Finding Nature based Solutions to Treat Drinking Water to support Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone
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Migrants trapped in quagmire: Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country

This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers to people who legally relocate to another country, the word migration can also be used in the context of birds and animals.

Migrants trapped in quagmire: Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country
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She stood up to defeat TB

The youngest of 3 sisters, Ingrid Schoeman grew up in Pretoria and later started working as a dietician in a government hospital in Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. She especially enjoys working in children’s wards in hospitals as part of her dietician’s job. But the year 2012 nearly shattered her happy and peaceful existence.

 Ingrid Schoeman
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Zoonotic TB survivor resolves to make her community TB-free

Dressed in a colorful attire, Timpiyian Leseni from the Maasai tribe of Africa, turned many heads at the first-ever "WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response" which was held in Moscow in November 2017.

Photograph of Timpiyian Leseni and Shobha Shukla
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Historic’ plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration on (FDA) last week took the first concrete action to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to make them much less addictive, opening a regulatory process described as a “historic first step” by the agency's top official.

Historic’ plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes
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WCTOH to ILO: cut ties with the tobacco industry

At the concluding ceremony of the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH), one of the declaration called upon the International Labour Organization (ILO) to "align itself with the decision of the UN Economic and Social Council and end its collaboration with the tobacco industry immediately."

WCTOH to ILO: cut ties with the tobacco industry
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Tobacco Industry: Charge As Criminals

Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in the US and around the world. Tobacco control measures like civil litigation, legislation, and even the tobacco treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, have made progress, but people are still dying.

Tobacco Industry:  Charge As Criminals
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STOP - by Bloomberg Initiative

Michael R. Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies today have taken a critical step to accelerate global progress in reducing tobacco use by announcing the launch of Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP), a new global watchdog that will aggressively monitor deceptive tobacco industry tactics and practices to undermine public health, states Matthew L. Meyers, President, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

Michael R. Bloomberg
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A tale with a difference

This is the story of Razia, a girl from village Bahpur in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. It has all the ingredients of a fairy tale, but with a difference. Razia might not be a run-of the-mill princess depicted in fairy tales; rather she represents a brave and mighty character in her own right. Razia comes from a very poor Muslim family belonging to the barber community. Abject poverty, an unemployed and visually challenged father; a daily wage-earning mother, striving unsuccessfully to make ends meet—all these were enough to snatch away a carefree childhood from her.

A tale with a difference
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Stop this shaming of menstruation

This disgustingly shocking and audacious signpost appears in a country where women value their bodily autonomy and rights fiercely, or so do I believe. This seems to be the work of some ignorant and conservative religious Hindu outfit that is up in arms against gender equality, but, of course it must be having the sanction of the concerned local authorities. I do not know if there have been protests against this disparaging and discriminatory directive.

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