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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2060

Life & Health

Complacency breeds failure: Consolidate efforts to end AIDS by 2030

Success breeds complacency and complacency breeds failure. When the number of people affected by a disease decreases, there is a tendency to disregard it as a public health problem.

Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, Director-in-charge at National AIDS Research Institute (NARI),
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Ban sale of single cigarettes - Government Medical Officers Association

Sale of single cigarettes will be banned in Sri Lanka soon, Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said at a meeting held yesterday with the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).

Dr.  Rajitha Senaratne
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Alarming rates of lung diseases warrant urgent action

Alarming rates of pulmonary diseases in India are warranting urgent action as well as well-coordinated and inter-sectoral comprehensive health responses across the country to ensure every citizen enjoys lung health.

Dr Ishwar Gilada, President, ASI
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Cessation Support (Article 14) Is Not Costly Or Complicated – And It Is Effective!

There is strong international support to strengthen and accelerate full implementation of Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), as evidenced by the World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declaration in 2015 that “By 2018, at least 50% of FCTC Parties will have developed and published an official national tobacco dependence treatment strategy, in accordance with Article 14 Guideline recommendations”, says Martin Raw, Director, International Centre for Tobacco Cessation, London.

Martin Raw -  Director, International Centre for Tobacco Cessation, London.
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Tobacco Industry And Front Groups Pump Up Their Propaganda For COP7

Over the past year, governments across the globe have continued to make new agreements with the tobacco industry, as shown above. However there is a ray of hope from Namibia, which is choosing to grow more food crops.

Tobacco Industry And Front Groups Pump Up Their Propaganda For COP7
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Air pollution is a leading factor in child mortality, the UNICEF

"Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year, and it threatens the lives and futures of millions more every day," said Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF.

Air pollution is a leading factor in child mortality, the UNICEF
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Significant new developments for global tobacco control

Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, the Head of the Convention Secretariat, of the Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) which concluded on 12th November 2016, in Greater Noida, New Delhi, said addressing the final ceremony, “The long hours of debate and planning has produced a strong road map for global tobacco control for the future. Despite all the hard work by the Parties it is sad to see the interest, yet again, being promoted in the room.

Significant new developments for global tobacco control
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Low- and middle-income countries to receive support to implement tobacco control

Through a new project, to be delivered by the WHO FCTC Secretariat in collaboration with UNDP and other partners, a number of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will be eligible to receive direct support to implement tobacco control strategies and policies. The project will bring together support from across the UN to accelerate the implementation of the Convention.

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Developing countries to receive extra support through FCTC 2030

Developing countries will receive dedicated support to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the best instrument to ensure tobacco control worldwide that has 179 countries plus the European Union as its Parties, states the World Health Organization.

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Effective partnerships are necessary to increase tobacco control outcomes

So said Dr Tara Singh Bam, Regional Advisor for Tobacco Control at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) on the sidelines of the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool, UK.

Dr Tara Singh Bam
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