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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 75

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Addressing poverty in TB control: The Thailand experience

At the tuberculosis (TB) and poverty sub-working group meeting which was held recently in India (29-30 October 2010), the experience of Thailand in responding to TB particularly among those who were poor (or uninsured) was in the spotlight.

Berlin 2010: TB, HIV and Lung Health: From research and innovation to solutions

The 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held on 11-15 November 2010 in Berlin, Germany, and is expected to be attended by 2500 delegates from over 100 countries. The theme of this year's conference is "Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and lung health: from research and innovation to solutions."

Burma’s announcement on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, “a craven manipulation”

United States has expressed grave doubts over the statement of Burmese Foreign Minister that Democracy Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could be released only after the elections.

Up to 1-in-5 tuberculosis (TB) deaths attributed to tobacco use: 2010 is Year of the Lungs

With the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health hardly two weeks ahead of us, the issues which emerged at the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France, where CNS was present, are worth re-visiting. With 50% of all deaths from lung disease linked to tobacco use, control of the tobacco related substances was high on the agenda of the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France (2007). This year 2010, is also declared as Year of the Lung.

Israel rejoices!

It is reported that the voice of joy, the voice of rejoicing is heard in Israel: ‘The Americans and British have also committed war crimes, not only us’.

Uninspiring songwriters

Sir Elton John in an interview with the Radio Times has criticized that modern songwriters are uninspiring and has recommended Lilly Allen, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga to write their own songs, so they are not at the mercy of anyone.

Burma’s Election: From Autocracy to Competitive Authoritarian Regime or Civil Revolution?

Lately, two schools of thought have emerged in relation to the Burmese junta’s planned election to be held on the 7 November of this year.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing on advisory panel

The Sri Lanka Government - perhaps unwittingly – has found itself in similar circumstances. It has appointed three dubious characters key advisory persons to the Cultural and National Heritage Ministry.

Surgical operation to cure cancer

The US is being asked to carryout a clean surgical operation in Pakistan to eradicate the cancer without killing the patient. There are some hitches in this otherwise well-sounding advice.

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