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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2038

Life & Health

India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malaria?free region

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined other Asia Pacific Leaders in taking a concrete step closer to defeating malaria. Along with the 17 other East Asia Summit (EAS) Leaders meeting in Malaysia this past weekend, he endorsed a detailed plan to eliminate the disease throughout the region by 2030.

India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malaria?free region
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Malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis

An additional investment of US$ 10.7 million has been announced by Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) to find more effective tools to control and eliminate TB, malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis. Dr BT Slingsby, CEO of GHIT Fund spoke with CNS (Citizen News Service) before this announcement:

 Dr BT Slingsby
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Indonesia signs the historic Bali Declaration targeting the looming TB diabetes co-epidemic

After convening a two-day summit this week in Bali, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, together with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation, today signed the Bali Declaration, uniting more than 100 global health officials and experts behind a global campaign to fight the twin scourge of TB and diabetes. Bi-directional screening is a key component of the Bali Declaration, which aims to bring the co-epidemic to the attention of governments across the globe.

Indonesia signs the historic Bali Declaration targeting the looming TB diabetes co-epidemic
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The Resource Manual by ITIC is a tool for promoting vested interests rather than designed to help governments

The Bangkok-based Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEACTA) warns legislators and finance ministries against replying on this Manual which is being widely promoted by ITIC to ASEAN governments.

The Resource Manual by ITIC is a tool for promoting vested interests rather than designed to help governments
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Thirty years of HIV epidemic in India: From despair to hope

It is almost 30 years since the first case of HIV infection was detected in India in Chennai in 1986. In a recent webinar organized by Citizen News Service (CNS), Dr R R Gangakhedkar, Director-in-charge, National AIDS Research Institute, Pune (Indian Council of Medical Research), presented a vivid picture of India’s tumultuous journey in its fight against this dreaded disease.

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TPP: Trading people for profit

The recently concluded Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will expand corporate profits at the expense of people’s rights. A new addition to the growing number of free trade agreements (FTAs) took centre stage last Monday as the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries announced the conclusion of a mammoth trade deal that covers more than 40% of the global economy.

TPP: Trading people for profit
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Call to kick polluters out of climate talks

Activists have appealed to Indian government to take urgent and meaningful action on climate change next week in Germany. The action is part of a global day of action in several countries calling for a more just and sustainable energy system and for policymakers to end the undue influence and obstruction of climate policy by transnational fossil fuel corporations. "Every day we feel the effects of climate change - a crisis we did little to create. Today, the people of India are saying 'enough is enough!'" said Dr Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Awardee and Vice President of Socialist Party (India), to CNS (Citizen News Service).

Call to kick polluters out of climate talks
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Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good

A day after 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) together with grassroots activists, faith-based groups and NGOs organized a side event at the margins of the UN summit to discuss pressing issues affecting the marginalized and front-line communities in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good
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Somebody who never went to college helps children of brick kiln workers enter college

There may be many examples like Super 30 of Patna where children of daily wage earners are being trained to make it to elite higher educational institutions of India. These centres are mostly run by very qualified people.

Mahesh Pandey
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Dams and development: Corporate interests and Manipur's struggle for justice

In the Northeastern part of India lies the state of Manipur – characterized by its lush terrain, flowing rivers, and diverse flora and fauna – a fertile ground for large-scale corporate-backed ‘development projects’ that exacerbate human rights violations and unbridled exploitation of natural resources.

Jiten Yumnam
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