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In lead up to the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2024) in Munich, Germany, listen to this podcast featuring Dr Meg Doherty, World Health Organization (WHO) Director of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections Programmes. She is in conversation with Shobha Shukla, CNS founder, Managing Editor and Executive Director. Listen to t…
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This podcast features Prof Kogie Naidoo, Head of the Treatment Research Programme, and Deputy Director of Centre of the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). She was awarded the coveted 2013 Union Scientific Prize for her contribution to advancing TB science worldwide. She is in conversation with Ashok Ramsarup who is among the seni…
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Listen to this podcast featuring Dr Bornali Datta, Director, Respiratory Medicine at Medanta, and Project Lead of Mission TB Free Haryana. She shares insights of the incredible and high-impact journey of Medanta vans since 2015 onwards of how they are reaching the unreached with WHO recommended and quality assured TB diagnostics and services in Har…
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This World Health Day Podcast features Dr Susmita Chatterjee, Programme Lead - Health Economics, Health Systems Science, The George Institute for Global Health, India. She is also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales; DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Clinical and Public Health Intermediate Fellow; and Professor, Prasanna Schoo…
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TB Science Simplified podcast: Prof Urvashi B Singh explains TB diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Prof Urvashi is in-charge of Tuberculosis Division, and Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS Delhi) is speaking in End TB Dialogues. She is also the Co-Chair of Diagnostic Committee, Natio…
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Listen to this exclusive podcast on the theme: "Find all TB → treat all TB → prevent all TB → End TB" produced by CNS head Shobha Shukla. This is an exclusive and powerful science- and evidence-backed narrative on why critical building blocks of #EndTB agenda are: #FindAllTB, #TreatAllTB and #PreventAllTB - grounded in people-centred and human-righ…
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This podcast features Professor (Dr) Rajendra Prasad, who was conferred upon the coveted Dr BC Roy National Award by the President of India; and has been the President of all important respiratory medicine professional associations such as National College of Chest Physicians, Indian Chest Society, or Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied I…
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This podcast features Dr Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva who is speaking in CNS INSPIRE series, which features those who have done commendable work in helping shape responses to improve public health and gender equity. Dr Sachdeva has earlier led India's TB and AIDS programmes, has been the former Southeast Asia Regional Director of International Union Agai…
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In this podcast, Manitosh Ghildiyal, TB and HIV human rights activist, shares his personal lived experience with HIV as well as TB - and how he is advocating for people-centred responses to end TB and end AIDS. Why cannot all people-in-need get better tests and new shorter and more effective treatments for TB? he asks. Listen to this podcast on App…
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This podcast features Sumit Mitra, a thought leader on reaching the unreached with best of evidence-based diagnostics and health services, and President of Molbio Diagnostics (makers of Truenat). He is speaking at the World Social Forum (WSF 2024) in Kathmandu, Nepal, in a session entitled "Ending inequity is imperative if we are to end TB and deli…
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This podcast features Dr Rennis Davis Kizhakkepeedika, President of Association of Pulmonologists Thrissur; Professor and Head, Pulmonary Medicine Dept and Vice Principal, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences; and part of lead organising committee of 78th National Conference of TB and Chest Diseases (NATCON, 2-4 February 2024 in Thrissur). Dr Rennis…
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Listen to this podcast featuring an engaging discussion on youth and gender-based violence: challenges and solutions. Panelists include Kirthi Jayakumar, who is part of the Gender Security Project and Head of Community Engagement at World Pulse (India); Hafsah Muheed, intersectional feminist and human rights advocate from Sri Lanka; Tanmaya Kshirsa…
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This episode of Gender Equality Talks Podcast Series, puts spotlight on issues faced by women migrant workers in Asia. Three feminist journalists-editors from India, Indonesia and Nepal, share their insights: Rita Widiadana, former Editor of The Jakarta Post (Indonesia); Kalpana Acharya, Editor-in-Chief of Health TV Online (Nepal) and former Presid…
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This podcast features Tariro Kutadza who is a noted Zimbabwean HIV and TB advocate, and has helped shape HIV and TB advocacy agendas at national, regional and global level. She is an elected member of the Zimbabwe Country Coordinating Mechanism and Southern Africa Regional Coordinating Mechanism, representing TB-affected communities in the Global F…
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This Podcast features Dr Sheshi Michael, who is a seasoned infectious Diseases expert, supporting the National TB programme in Nigeria at both National and sub-national levels. Currently is the KNCV Nigeria's Director, Private Sector TB Initiative. He is a member of the National drug-resistant TB Concilium of experts in Nigeria. Listen to this podc…
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This podcast features Dr Nino Lomtadze, Head of Surveillance and Strategic Planning Department at Georgia's National TB Programme. Georgia was among the high MDR-TB burden countries till 2016 after which TB rates (including those of drug-resistant forms) have been dropping. TB decline has been 6-7% in recent years. TB surveillance and use of latest…
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This podcast features Dr Louine Morel, Medical Registrar, Communicable Disease Control unit, Ministry of Health of Seychelles, who was on the panel for #EndTB Dialogues (season-2), #90for90 #GlobalVoices Series. Seychelles 100% funds its fight against tuberculosis and has managed to keep TB under bay. Although there has a rise in notified cases in …
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Vietnam study shows 68% drop in new TB cases if we screen everyone (not just those with symptoms) and link them with standard treatment, care and support pathway. It is important to underline that Vietnam study had deployed WHO recommended molecular tests upfront to confirm TB (and rifampicin-resistant TB) and link those diagnosed with active TB di…
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This podcast features Eloisa 'Louie' Zepeda-Teng, a TB survivor and powerful advocate, and founder of TB People Philippines. She survived one of the rare and serious forms of TB, due to which lost her vision but rose to build people-power to demand people-centred health responses which respect disability rights and inclusion. Listen to this podcast…
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This podcast features Ani Herna Sari, Chair of Rekat Peduli Indonesia Foundation (TB survivor organisation), who calls upon the governments to ensure access to best of WHO recommended diagnostics, treatments, care and support, and prevention services for everyone. Ani was a lecturer in one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Indonesia …
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This podcast features Dr Arvind Mathur, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Timor-Leste. Detecting the TB cases and the diagnostics are very critical part of the #EndTB Strategy, says Dr Mathur. He shares insights on range of ways we can increase new TB case detection by using existing diagnostic technologies in local contexts, rollou…
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This podcast features Dr Samantha Tinsay, Municipal Health Officer, Bantayan Municipality, Cebu, Philippines, who shares her team's experience of deploying new TB diagnostic tools (ultra-portable x-ray of Fujifilm, and molecular test Truenat of Molbio Diagnostics) in Bantayan islands or islets. More importantly. she shares the context how these new…
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This podcast features Sumit Mitra, President of Global Sales and Marketing, Molbio Diagnostics, who asserts "To detect TB is to fight TB." Diagnosis is critical entry point to TB care pathway and towards #EndTB, he says. As per Government's 2021 and 2022 India TB Reports, Molbio's Truenat molecular test, was the most used molecular test in India to…
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This podcast features Sriram Natarajan, cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Molbio Diagnostics - who leads the team behind Truenat - the only World Health Organization (WHO) approved and recommended point-of-care and decentralised molecular test for TB globally. Timely and correct diagnosis helps to avert untimely deaths, and reduce human suff…
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This podcast features Dr Hiam Yaacoub, who has been the National TB Programme Manager of Lebanon since 2012. She is a senior specialist in respiratory medicine and TB at the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon since 1994 onwards. A World Health Organization WHO TB and drug-resistant TB Expert, Dr Hiam Yaacoub is a noted part of Lebanese Pulmonary …
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