Communicate with each other to beat the non-communicable diseases
Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
The curtain is finally down on the World No Tobacco Day 2017 and we are back to business as usual. There was a flurry of activities in my city, and elsewhere too, during the weeks preceding this day, reaching a crescendo on the 30th and 31st of May. Barring very few exceptions, the script of all the programmes/ discourses seemed to be taken from the same master copy.
My first personal brush with the severity of asthma was several years ago, when one of my students suddenly started gasping for breath in the middle of her Physics Practical final examination of Class 12. We were clueless about the cause of her sudden affliction. Other than making her sit in the open air and force her to drink water, we did not know what to do.
"Storms make trees take deeper roots": Insights of a cancer survivor with indomitable spirit
Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
North-South perspectives on Istanbul Principles and Agenda 2030 for sustainable development
SDGs should not be the icing on business-as-usual 'cake'