Health Advice 

Far from the promise of endgame, tobacco epidemic continues…

SHOBHA SHUKLA – CNS Description automatically generatedTobacco industry-propelled epidemic of tobacco-caused diseases and untimely deaths continue to plague human development. Despite significant progress on tobacco control, endgame of tobacco – which is a human rights and social justice imperative – is not yet in sight. The recently released 7th edition of Tobacco Atlas shows that while global smoking prevalence in… Read More
Africa World 

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Suu Kyi

– – Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids. The army said it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud”, handing power to military… Read More
Africa Ghana Nigeria West Africa World 

How women in Ghana, Nigeria are slapped during childbirth

A new study by the World Health Organization has revealed that many women suffer mistreatment during childbirth especially in lower-income countries. A new evidence from the study, published in the Lancet, showed that over one-third of women in four lower-income countries experienced mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities. Three of the countries where the study was conducted were in Africa,… Read More