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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2554

Life & Health

Luther L Terry Award to Dr Mira B Aghi

One of the most respected and senior tobacco control advocates Dr Mira B Aghi has been rightly chosen to be conferred upon the 2012 Luther L Terry Award, for her outstanding community service. Dr Aghi has been on the forefront of the fight against the big tobacco.

Oh To be Born Free - Without the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Every child has the right to be born HIV negative, even though one or both of the parents may be living with HIV. According to the UNAIDS 2011 report, there has been a 50% decline in the number of new HIV infections in India which fell from 2.4% to around 1.21% in 2009.

Peace and democracy in spotlight at 8th Pak-India people’s congress in Allahabad

The 8th joint convention of India and Pakistan chapters of Pak-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) is scheduled to be held during 29-31 December 2011 in Allahabad, UP, India, said Mr Irfan Ahmad, senior Vice President of PIPFPD (UP State chapter) in a press conference at UP Press Club.

World AIDS Day: Want to get to zero? Deal with TB!

A giant condom will be 'wrapped' around the Dutch Mont Tower in Amsterdam this week. It’s probably one of the more striking activities that will mark World AIDS Day. Meetings, film-viewings, theatre plays, articles, brochures and many other happenings will call upon people to join the fight against AIDS. To effectively fight AIDS though, we need to also fight tuberculosis. 'Getting to zero' is this year’s theme for World AIDS Day.

Addressing gender inequality is an absolute must to stem HIV

Two films, "Diamonds" and "In Women's Hands" were screened by CNS in Lucknow on Saturday, 26th November, 2011, in the lead up to World AIDS Day, 1st December 2011, and to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which is an international event seeking gender equality in society, and lasts through November 25 (International Day against Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day) every year, to emphasize that gender-based violence is not merely a women’s issue but it is a fundamental issue of violation of human dignity and human rights.

Off-Track, Off-Target - Sanitation in South Asia: Women Economists Urge Governments to Act

The observance of World Toilet Day was initiated by the World Toilet Organization on 19th November 2001, to raise global awareness of the emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.

Act on Diabetes Now: Exercise Well, And Eat Healthy

The year 2011 marks the 21st anniversary of the World Diabetes Day, the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes community, which was launched in 1991 on 14th November by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organization (WHO) to draw attention to the already high number of people living with diabetes at that time (over a 100 million). But the situation seems to have worsened with every passing year.

Over 7 mln people in Pakistan are diabetes patients

Pakistan ranks the seventh in the world in terms of diabetes prevalence rate and over 7.1 million people in the country are diabetes patients, reported local media on Monday.

Weakest link in war against TB: Community participation

Around one third of the world population is estimated to be infected with the TB bacterium and is at risk of developing the disease. There were 8.8 million new cases of TB in 2010 and the disease killed a staggering 1.4 million people.

Feed Your Child Well: Prevent Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the leading global killer of children under five, responsible for almost 1.6 million deaths per year, which is about one-fifth of all paediatric deaths around the world.

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