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

Life & Health

Listening to the unheard voices of India

It is a common practice to interview celebrities and share their success stories. But the real grass roots heroines and heroes rarely get heard. So, for a change, let us listen to what our 13 year old Raveena has to say on girls’ education. It is high time our policy makers paid heed to the experiential knowledge of people like Raveena to ensure that all children receive an education, and help achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals, one of which (SDG 4) envisages to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

Listening to the unheard voices of India
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Turning sunset years into gold

As soon as I set foot inside ‘Suansawan Care Resort for the elderly’ in northern Thailand, I was immediately struck by its spacious, sylvan and tranquil surroundings. Set in Maerim valley, 20 km away from the Lanna province of Chiang Mai, this retirement facility is owned and managed by 66 years old British businessman Peter Brown and his Thai wife. Opened in 2013, it won the Most Outstanding Care Resort of the world award in 2016. In an exclusive and candid interview with CNS (Citizen News Service), Peter narrated the incident that motivated him to open this care home for the elderly.

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Brazil’s Highest Court Upholds Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court – the country’s highest court – ruled yesterday that the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has the power to regulate the tobacco industry. This ruling upholds a 2012 ANVISA regulation banning the use of flavors and additives in tobacco products sold in Brazil, said Matthew L. Meyers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Brazil’s Highest Court Upholds Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products
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World Health Day 2018 to be celebrated in Sri Lanka – Dirctor General, WHO

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in Geneva during the 142nd Session of the Executive Board of the WHO, that the World Health Day 2018 will be celebrated in Sri Lanka. This year’s theme will be the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

World Health Day 2018  to be celebrated in Sri Lanka – Dirctor General, WHO
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Accelerate momentum to end TB as well as for progress on all SDG

As the year 2017 comes to a close, let us reflect back on the progress made in the fight against TB. One cannot ignore the epic meeting this year- the Global Ministerial Conference: Ending TB in sustainable development era - which brought together Russian President Vladimir Putin, WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom, over 75 ministers of health as well as of other non-health disciplines (especially from high-burden TB countries), and other stakeholders and affected communities.

Dr Mario Raviglione in Moscow, Russia at the WHO Global Ministerial Conference
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Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution can fail us in beating NCDs

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mostly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and lung diseases, account for over two-thirds of world's deaths each year. "Of these, the lung diseases are the least recognized" said Dr Dean Schraufnagel, Executive Director, Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), who was among the key experts at the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution can fail us in beating NCDs
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Half the world lacks access to essential health services - 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty

The World Bank and WHO state that at least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs?

The city of Sharjah is about to get an air-conditioned walkway to promote walking all the year round- during the 5 months of searing summer heat of United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the Ruler of Sharjah at the Second Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017: "Stepping up the pace on NCDs: Making 2018 count"

Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs?
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The Union’s Position on Heat-Not-Burn (HNB) Tobacco Products

The tobacco industry has now started marketing heavily the latest generation of Heat-Not-Burn (HNB) tobacco products, says the Union, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

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Man’s Inhumanity at its best in Kandy against a set of Unsuspecting Community Dogs

To complement the National Dog Sterilization Programme, Animal Welfare Organizations like KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare), together with state institutions like the Municipal Councils carry out mass sterilization of dogs, using their own money and get these animals mass vaccinated against rabies as well.

Sedated dogs  Takes a almost a day to come back to normalcy from groggyness   Dumped aftre sedation in a rubbish dump is the ultimate act of cruelty!
Thekkawatta rubbish dump
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