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

Life & Health

Tobacco Industry And Front Groups Pump Up Their Propaganda For COP7

Over the past year, governments across the globe have continued to make new agreements with the tobacco industry, as shown above. However there is a ray of hope from Namibia, which is choosing to grow more food crops.

Tobacco Industry And Front Groups Pump Up Their Propaganda For COP7
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Air pollution is a leading factor in child mortality, the UNICEF

"Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year, and it threatens the lives and futures of millions more every day," said Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF.

Air pollution is a leading factor in child mortality, the UNICEF
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Significant new developments for global tobacco control

Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, the Head of the Convention Secretariat, of the Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) which concluded on 12th November 2016, in Greater Noida, New Delhi, said addressing the final ceremony, “The long hours of debate and planning has produced a strong road map for global tobacco control for the future. Despite all the hard work by the Parties it is sad to see the interest, yet again, being promoted in the room.

Significant new developments for global tobacco control
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Low- and middle-income countries to receive support to implement tobacco control

Through a new project, to be delivered by the WHO FCTC Secretariat in collaboration with UNDP and other partners, a number of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will be eligible to receive direct support to implement tobacco control strategies and policies. The project will bring together support from across the UN to accelerate the implementation of the Convention.

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Developing countries to receive extra support through FCTC 2030

Developing countries will receive dedicated support to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the best instrument to ensure tobacco control worldwide that has 179 countries plus the European Union as its Parties, states the World Health Organization.

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Effective partnerships are necessary to increase tobacco control outcomes

So said Dr Tara Singh Bam, Regional Advisor for Tobacco Control at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) on the sidelines of the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool, UK.

Dr Tara Singh Bam
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Parties to WHO-FCTC tobacco control treaty meet next week

The Conference of Parties (COP 7) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will be held from 7-12 November this year in New Delhi, India. COP meets every two years and this year known as COP7 will bring together the 180 Parties to the FCTC which represent nearly 90 percent of the world's people.

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We all can work, but together we win: Unite to #EndTB

Despite commitment from the governments to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 (one of the targets of Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) the pace of TB decline casts serious doubts on eliminating TB in the next 14 years.

We all can work, but together we win: Unite to #EndTB
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Transforming hope into reality for patients of drug-resistant TB

Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis. As per WHO’s Global TB Report 2016, 480,000 people fell ill with MDR-TB in 2015, with 3 countries - India, China, and Russia - carrying the major burden and together accounting for nearly half of all MDR-TB cases globally.

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AIDS is a political disease and a medical scourge, says US Congressman

So said US Congressman Dr Jim McDermott while receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON 2016) in Mumbai.

Dr. Jim McDermott
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