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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2955

Life & Health

All island curfew only from 10.pm to 4 am from 26 May

Strict health restrictions will continue in all districts including Colombo and Gampaha when curfew is relaxed from Tuesday, President's Media Division said. Using facemasks, washing hands and maintaining social distancing are essential as before.

All island curfew only from 10.pm to 4 am from 26 May
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Rise in gender-based violence during COVID-19 warrants a gendered response

Preventing sexual and other forms of gender-based violence (SGBV) before it happens and meeting the needs of all survivors should always be a priority - but it becomes even more of a compelling priority during pandemics and other emergencies. Such crisis situations might exacerbate already existing risks of SGBV.

Rise in gender-based violence during COVID-19 warrants a gendered response
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Governments' accountability for responding to COVID-19, NCDs and tobacco epidemics

Politics, in many ways, is the ultimate determinant of health, had said Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, a couple of years back.

Governments' accountability for responding to COVID-19, NCDs and tobacco epidemics
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Gandhi's talisman is best guiding light to reform public health

Mahatma Gandhi's talisman is perhaps the best guiding light to reform the public health system in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: "I will give you a talisman.

Gandhi's talisman is best guiding light to reform public health
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Nurses unite to demand universal public health

To mark International Nurses' Day on May 12, millions of nurses around the world are calling on governments to commit to universal public health. "As we rebuild from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, we must transform the way societies are organised. We must organise our societies around the capacity to care. We must all recognise the union adage - Touch One Touch All - if our healthcare systems cannot care for all, we are all at risk" rightly said Kate Lappin, Regional Secretary of Public Services International (PSI) for Asia and the Pacific.

Nurses unite to demand universal public health
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Smoking Makes COVID-19 Worse: UCSF Analysis Finds a Near Doubling in Risk of Disease Progression

Professor Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, Director, Centre for Tobacco Research Control & Education states that according to a new analysis by UC San Francisco of the association between smoking and progression of the infectious disease significantly worsens COVID - 19.

Professor Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, Director, Centre for Tobacco Research Control & Education
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How coronavirus attacks the entire body — damaging the brain, kidneys and more

While the coronavirus is known to cause deadly respiratory problems, research is showing the multitude of ways the disease can ravage the entire body.

How coronavirus attacks the entire body — damaging the brain, kidneys and more
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Nurses unite to demand universal public health

To mark International Nurses' Day on May 12 (Today), millions of nurses around the world are calling on governments to commit to universal public health.

Nurses unite to demand universal public health
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You are my guests, not my masters’ says the world!

We fell asleep in one world and woke up in another!

You are my guests, not my masters’ says the world!
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Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 250,000

A staggering quarter of a million people worldwide have now succumbed to the coronavirus, according to figures reported on Monday.

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 250,000
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