World AIDS Day 2014 Theme

December 1 is celebrated as the World AIDS Day and the theme this year is: Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation Arguably one of the most effective plans for global health awareness and Information, Education and Communication activities, the World AIDS Day is generally aimed at getting to zero: zero new infections, zero AIDS related deaths, and what is very important, zero discrimination.   At … Continue reading World AIDS Day 2014 Theme

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World Toilet Day: Recommitting to a Clean India

My thoughts on the occasion of World Toilet Day. Let us embrace the spirit of this day and instead of photo-shoots in the name of cleaning India up, try and clean India up for real. Time to put a loo in every house in India! Continue reading World Toilet Day: Recommitting to a Clean India

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World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero

A couple of days ago, I had a moment of great joy in the clinic we work in the community health center when a person came up to me and unhesitatingly asked for a pack of condoms (they are distributed for free, along with basic medicines from our center). While it might surprise a lot of people when I say this, but the cultural environment … Continue reading World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero

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World Toilet Day: Give A Shit

Happy World Toilet day. As a dear friend reminded me today, it is the day the World Toilet Organization has earmarked for spreading awareness about the lack of proper sanitation and potable water which is killing a large number of people (someone on a poster contended the number was 1600!) everyday the world over. The activist-information site Water.org contends that, the world over, women spend … Continue reading World Toilet Day: Give A Shit

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World TB Day: Make Your Own Poster, Show your Support

Well, its not too fab considering I did not put too much thought into which floating head of mine should go into the image, but then again, more than the image, it is the thought that counts. You can make your own World TB Day poster by going to My Stop TB. It is very important for all of us to step forward to beat … Continue reading World TB Day: Make Your Own Poster, Show your Support

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TB or Not TB: World TB Day–No More TB

Today is the World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Robert Koch made the stunning announcement that he had been able to identify the causative agent for tuberculosis – the Tubercle bacilli. Tuberculosis is a disease that has dogged human beings from the earliest times. It has seen the rise and fall of empires, it has caused the rise and fall of … Continue reading TB or Not TB: World TB Day–No More TB

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Thoughts on World Cancer Day: Part II–Spreading the Word

Although I missed writing about this particular day of great public health interest on the day it actually took place, it was good to see the Indian corporates come up with an innovative way to celebrate this event. As I said in a previous post, this day needs more publicity because more and more cancers are becoming preventable now. In what I think is a … Continue reading Thoughts on World Cancer Day: Part II–Spreading the Word

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