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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2040

Life & Health

Two novel TB drugs move into human studies

On the eve of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, being held in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) announced the ongoing Phase-1 clinical studies for two new drugs for TB treatment, developed by it.

Two novel TB drugs move into human studies
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Promise to end AIDS by 2030: Are we on track?

Governments of over 190 nations, including India, have promised to end AIDS by 2030 by adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But the current data, trends and experiences of HIV experts pose serious concerns on if we are on track to end AIDS by 2030.

Photo caption: (L to R) Dr Franco Buonaguro, Dr Ishwar Gilada, Dr Sharon Lewin, Dr Naval Chandra at ASICON 2017
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Should we repeat the same mistake?

Tourism and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga has called for the relaxing of restrictions placed on the sale of soft liquor. He stated that his plan was to remove restrictions on soft liquor and to make them freely available in order to boost tourism industry.

Dr. Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi
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Students with less cognitive ability likely to make more mistakes than those with greater ability – Prof. Carlo Fonseka

The purpose of the Sri Lanka Medical Council is protecting health care seekers by ensuring the maintenance of academic and professional standards, discipline and ethical practice by health professionals who are registered with it.

Professor Carlo Fonseka - Former President, Medical Council
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35 countries announced a new commitment in tobacco control measures

This week 35 countries in the Americas announced a new commitment to accelerating progress in implementing proven tobacco control measures that will save lives and improve public health throughout the region.

WHO - Head Dr. Tedros Adhanom
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Sri Lanka government spends SLR 72 billion yearly for those suffering from diseases caused by tobacco smoking

Dr. Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi, the Director to His Excellency, the President of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, spoke about the current situation in regard to tobacco taxation in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka government spends  SLR 72 billion yearly for those suffering from  diseases caused  by tobacco smoking
Sri Lanka government spends  SLR 72 billion yearly for those suffering from  diseases caused  by tobacco smoking
Dr Samantha K Kithalavarachchi
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If Philip Morris Is Serious About a “Smoke-Free World,” It Should Stop Marketing Cigarettes, Fighting Efforts to Reduce Smoking

Philip Morris International – the world’s largest non-governmental cigarette manufacturer – has announced that it is establishing a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, with funding of $80 million per year over the next 12 years.

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UN Global Compact Shows Leadership by Dropping Tobacco Industry Members

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) announced this week that it would bar tobacco companies and any other organization that derives revenue from the production or manufacturing of tobacco products from participating in the initiative.

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Anger begets hope and drives constructive action for a better tomorrow

More than 300 feminist activists, women human rights defenders and global allies are gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand under the banner of '(re)Sisters, (per)Sisters and Sisters', for the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF 2017). This 3 days Forum (7-9 September 2017) has been organised around the framework of 'Anger, Hope and Action'.

Anger begets hope and drives constructive action for a better tomorrow
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Is global development agenda rooted in local realities?

Global processes for development should be rooted in and informed by the grassroots movements. But is there a gap or disconnection? Can we do better to ensure that development discourses at all levels are plugged in affected communities on the frontlines?

Reasey Seng  of Cambodia
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