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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2374

Life & Health

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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Prevent Sri Lankans From Preventable Death, Tobacco Prices Through Tax Increases - Vandana Shah.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is a Washington, DC-based public health group, working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, the CTFK promotes the adoption of proven solutions that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and saves the most lives.

Vandana Shah - Director of South Asia Programs for  Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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Big Tobacco Guilty - US Racketeering Verdict

Starting on November 26, 2017, the major U.S. tobacco companies must begin running court-ordered advertisements on television and in newspapers that tell the American public the truth about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as the companies’ intentional design of cigarettes to make them more addictive.

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Applied health research for making systems work for all is vital to #endTB

"Excellence in health means devoting your life to ending poverty" said physician and comedian Patch Adams many years ago, but these words have gained even more relevance in the current context and development paradigm.

Applied health research for making systems work for all is vital to #endTB
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Urban TB hotspots Cannot Be On Blindspot, If We Are To end TB!

Our governments have committed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 but without concerted action, the promises will barely remain a mirage. For instance, unless social influencers of tuberculosis (TB) get due attention from all different sectors that have a role to play, we cannot end TB.

 Dr Netty Kamp, senior advisor in TB care and control
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Fighting to death to defeat death

"One morning when I woke up in the hospital, it was not just another day. It was a day of numbing silence. I could not hear anything. I switched on the TV, but there was no sound. In a confused state, I went to the nurse. I could see that her lips were moving but I was not able to hear what she was saying.

TB survivor Phumeza Tisile
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Smoking as an ‘informed choice’: implications for endgame strategies

Published in British Medical Journal, a study findings conducted through in-depth interviews with New Zealand politicians, policy analysts and tobacco control advocates, to examine how they interpreted 'informed choice' about smoking as argued by tobacco companies often asserting that adults should be free to make their own choice when using cigarettes, the participants rejected this assumption and saw it as a cynical self-justification by tobacco companies.

Smoking as an ‘informed choice’: implications for endgame strategies
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