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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2064

Life & Health

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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Parties to WHO-FCTC tobacco control treaty meet next week

The Conference of Parties (COP 7) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will be held from 7-12 November this year in New Delhi, India. COP meets every two years and this year known as COP7 will bring together the 180 Parties to the FCTC which represent nearly 90 percent of the world's people.

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We all can work, but together we win: Unite to #EndTB

Despite commitment from the governments to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 (one of the targets of Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) the pace of TB decline casts serious doubts on eliminating TB in the next 14 years.

We all can work, but together we win: Unite to #EndTB
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Transforming hope into reality for patients of drug-resistant TB

Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis. As per WHO’s Global TB Report 2016, 480,000 people fell ill with MDR-TB in 2015, with 3 countries - India, China, and Russia - carrying the major burden and together accounting for nearly half of all MDR-TB cases globally.

Transforming hope into reality for patients of drug-resistant TB
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AIDS is a political disease and a medical scourge, says US Congressman

So said US Congressman Dr Jim McDermott while receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON 2016) in Mumbai.

Dr. Jim McDermott
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Point-of-care HIV testing: Important 'cog in the wheel' towards ending AIDS by 2030

HIV-related point-of-care testing can potentially play a major role in accelerating the pace of progress towards achieving the '90-90-90' targets of the UNAIDS (joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS). Increasing access to quality and accurate diagnostics which function in low-resource settings is undoubtedly a critically important step in HIV care.

Point-of-care HIV testing: Important 'cog in the wheel' towards ending AIDS by 2030
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Saving the next generation from HIV

The joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is mobilizing governments and other partners to achieve new set of targets, referred to as, '90-90-90 by 2020', but with current set of tools, approaches, funding commitments, and challenge that HIV poses to the world, the goal seems certainly a bold and ambitious one. '90-90-90 by 2020' targets include increasing to 90% the proportion of people living with HIV who know their diagnosis, increasing to 90% the proportion of people living with HIV (PLHIV) receiving antiviral treatment (ART) and increasing to 90% the proportion of people on HIV treatment who have an undetectable viral load.

Saving the next generation from HIV
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ASICON 2016 calls for making HIV a chronic, manageable condition in reality

The AIDS Society of India (ASI) and all delegates of 9th National Conference of ASI (ASICON 2016) commended the government of India for finally approving the HIV/AIDS Bill – which will help in reducing discrimination faced by people living with HIV (PLHIV). ASICON 2016 is being organized in Mumbai, India during 7-9 October 2016 with the theme of "Eliminating HIV: Progress and reality".

Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of ASI
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Fuel your heart and power your life...

This is the message of the World Heart Federation for this year’s World Heart Day, which is observed on September 29 every year to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which include heart disease and stroke. The CVDs, along with cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, form the 4 major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and together account for 82% of the 38 million deaths caused by NCDs every year.

Professor (Dr) Rishi Sethi
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