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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

Life & Health

AIDS epidemic at a critical juncture in Asia-Pacific region

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, and on the occasion of the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (10th ICAAP), being held at Busan, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released a new report on the HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region.

Stigma within healthcare facilities blocks access to services for MSM and transgender

Stigma within healthcare settings blocks access of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations to existing services to an alarming level. "The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male sexual health (APCOM) has been looking at this issue of stigma within healthcare settings which prevents people from accessing services and in fact kills people if nothing else.

Decriminalize and engage MSM and transgender populations in HIV responses

Policies that criminalize same-sex behaviour and punitive laws continue to impede access to existing healthcare services for those at heightened risk of HIV such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations.

Needs and rights of key affected women and girls in HIV programmes: Report

In the lead up to the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (10th ICAAP), an issue-focussed and time-limited online consultation was facilitated on the issue: key affected women and girls, on SEA-AIDS by the Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APA) and Citizen News Service (CNS) during 1-20 August 2011. The report will be released at the Women Community Forum of 10th ICAAP too on 25th August 2011.

Unite The Diverse Voices Of Key Affected Women and Girls

The 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (10th ICAAP), which is being convened in Busan from 26th August to 30th August, 2011, promises to promote equal access to prevention, support, treatment and care for all people.

Children of The World Unite: Raise Your Voice Against Mindless Pursuit Of Nuclear Power

This was the message that came out loud and clear, during a lively seminar: Lessons From Japan on ‘Nuclear Radiation Health Hazards’, held on 6th August at IMA Bhawan in Lucknow on the occasion of Hiroshima Day.

Let Us Work Together To Combat Non Communicable Diseases

The high level UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), due to be held in September 2011 in New York, is the second such High Level Meet (HLM) on a global health issue—the first one held 10 years ago was on HIV/AIDS.

"Ban all forms of tobacco - smokeless and smoking both": Experts

Tobacco control experts of the country have expressed their concern on the notified pictorial warnings for smoke tobacco. The experts feel that they are in no way an improvement on the existing ones.

A Childhood Fraught With Dangers

"God has sent us on this earth for a picnic. Let us enjoy. Once it is over we all will have to go back." These pearls of wisdom are from 14 years old Mohd Enamul Hasan - a resident of Talchhadi village of Jessore district in Bangladesh, whose only dream is to get a passport and visit Darjeeling.

Sri Lanka launches a National Mosquito Control Week to curb the Dengue Epidemic

Sri Lanka has launched a National Mosquito Control Week from 20th to 26th of this month. The programme was launched yesterday by the Minister of Health Mr. Maithripala Sirisena from Nugegoda yesterday.

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