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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2220

Life & Health

World Health Day 2018 to be celebrated in Sri Lanka – Dirctor General, WHO

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in Geneva during the 142nd Session of the Executive Board of the WHO, that the World Health Day 2018 will be celebrated in Sri Lanka. This year’s theme will be the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

World Health Day 2018  to be celebrated in Sri Lanka – Dirctor General, WHO
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Accelerate momentum to end TB as well as for progress on all SDG

As the year 2017 comes to a close, let us reflect back on the progress made in the fight against TB. One cannot ignore the epic meeting this year- the Global Ministerial Conference: Ending TB in sustainable development era - which brought together Russian President Vladimir Putin, WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom, over 75 ministers of health as well as of other non-health disciplines (especially from high-burden TB countries), and other stakeholders and affected communities.

Dr Mario Raviglione in Moscow, Russia at the WHO Global Ministerial Conference
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Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution can fail us in beating NCDs

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mostly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and lung diseases, account for over two-thirds of world's deaths each year. "Of these, the lung diseases are the least recognized" said Dr Dean Schraufnagel, Executive Director, Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), who was among the key experts at the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution can fail us in beating NCDs
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Half the world lacks access to essential health services - 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty

The World Bank and WHO state that at least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs?

The city of Sharjah is about to get an air-conditioned walkway to promote walking all the year round- during the 5 months of searing summer heat of United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the Ruler of Sharjah at the Second Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017: "Stepping up the pace on NCDs: Making 2018 count"

Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs?
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The Union’s Position on Heat-Not-Burn (HNB) Tobacco Products

The tobacco industry has now started marketing heavily the latest generation of Heat-Not-Burn (HNB) tobacco products, says the Union, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

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Man’s Inhumanity at its best in Kandy against a set of Unsuspecting Community Dogs

To complement the National Dog Sterilization Programme, Animal Welfare Organizations like KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare), together with state institutions like the Municipal Councils carry out mass sterilization of dogs, using their own money and get these animals mass vaccinated against rabies as well.

Sedated dogs  Takes a almost a day to come back to normalcy from groggyness   Dumped aftre sedation in a rubbish dump is the ultimate act of cruelty!
Thekkawatta rubbish dump
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Prevent Sri Lankans From Preventable Death, Tobacco Prices Through Tax Increases - Vandana Shah.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is a Washington, DC-based public health group, working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, the CTFK promotes the adoption of proven solutions that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and saves the most lives.

Vandana Shah - Director of South Asia Programs for  Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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Big Tobacco Guilty - US Racketeering Verdict

Starting on November 26, 2017, the major U.S. tobacco companies must begin running court-ordered advertisements on television and in newspapers that tell the American public the truth about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as the companies’ intentional design of cigarettes to make them more addictive.

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Applied health research for making systems work for all is vital to #endTB

"Excellence in health means devoting your life to ending poverty" said physician and comedian Patch Adams many years ago, but these words have gained even more relevance in the current context and development paradigm.

Applied health research for making systems work for all is vital to #endTB
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