Shobha Shukla,

Shobha Shukla


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Past articles by Shobha:

Violence Against Women And Girls Is Not Cultural But Criminal| Countercurrents

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world. It manifests itself in many forms: sexual violence, → Read More

New Global Plan Launched To #endTB In Next 101 Months| Countercurrents

Despite the promise by all countries to end TB by 2030 (and India to end TB by 2025), decline in TB rates, deaths, and number of new infections, is not steep → Read More

Treatment Of The World's Oldest Epidemic: The Past, Present And Future| Countercurrents

This article is dedicated to all those who lost their lives to world's most deadly infectious disease - TB - and to those who defeated it → Read More

Is Gandhi's Talisman The Guiding Light To End Vaccine Inequity?| Countercurrents

In a world with over 7 billion people, more than 10 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered by the end of January 2022. But more than 3 billion → Read More

Booster Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine: To Give Or Not To Give?| Countercurrents

by Shobha Shukla & Bobby Ramakant With almost 19 million new COVID-19 cases reported, the third week of January 2022 recorded the highest-ever weekly number of new infections so far in the pandemic’s history. This was an increase of 20% more cases than the earlier ‘highest-ever record’ which was set in the previous week. With over two years into the pandemic, we cannot miss the writing on… → Read More

No Excuse Not To End The Acute Stage Of Pandemic Globally| Countercurrents

by Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant Is it not shocking that after more than two years into the pandemic (when we know how to protect ourselves from getting infected, and have had vaccines for more than a year now), by far the highest-ever number of corona virus infections in a single week were reported in the second week of January 2022? This is an unacceptable failure to save lives and… → Read More

Leaders Of Cities In Asia Pacific Commit For United Local Actions To Meet Global Health Goals| Countercurrents

#EndTobacco is an essential part of the bedrock for Universal Health Coverage Can we deliver on the promise of health for all unless we fix the gaping and widening punctures that are causing epidemic-proportion of preventable diseases and untimely deaths? No one needs to suffer from preventable illnesses or die from curable diseases. Tobacco use kills over 8 million people worldwide every year.… → Read More

Antimicrobial Resistance Is Threatening Global Health Security| Countercurrents

by Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant When medicines become resistant, even curable diseases are at risk of becoming incurable Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites no longer respond to medicines. This makes common infections harder to treat and increases the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. That is why India and other countries… → Read More

What's The Link? Food, Human Health, Livestock, Environment, And Antimicrobial Resistance| Countercurrents

by Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant Medicines which aim to relieve pain and suffering, may cure us of diseases and avert untimely deaths, are at increasing risk of becoming ineffective against disease-causing microbes. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites no longer respond to medicines. This makes common infections harder to treat, more… → Read More

Will New Scientific Breakthroughs Spur The #endTB Efforts?| Countercurrents

Is it not a paradox if a preventable, diagnosable, treatable, and curable disease becomes a top killer? Till Covid-19 struck our world, Tuberculosis (TB) - a → Read More

Global Lung Health Meet Opens With Top Three Science Announcements| Countercurrents

The global (and largest) lung health conference opened with not one but at least three major scientific announcements. The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung → Read More

Moving HIV Prevention And Treatment Tools From The Lab To All Those In Need| Countercurrents

Recent scientific advancements have brought to the fore the promise of more effective and long-term solutions to help people living with HIV to thrive and not → Read More

A Bouquet Of Novel Compounds: New Treatment Options For HIV| Countercurrents

It was 40 years ago when the first case of HIV infection was diagnosed. Since then, 77.5 million people have been infected with the virus and 34 million → Read More

Expanding The Buffet Of Choices For Preventing HIV| Countercurrents

Great strides have been made in HIV prevention, treatment and care, since the first case of the viral infection was reported 40 years ago. Thanks to the untiring efforts of the HIV community, activists, and medical fraternity, 74% (27.5 million) of the 37.7 million people living with HIV are able to access the lifesaving antiretroviral therapy today. But the governments’ promise of ending AIDS… → Read More

Are We Hungry For Change For Genuinely Transforming Food Systems?| Countercurrents

While the governments chant the mantra of "leaving no one behind", it is ironic that they are abetting corporate grabbing of land and resources, which is → Read More

Are some more equal than others?

By Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant, Sandeep Pandey In current times when India, like many other countries, is reeling under a severe economic crisis as well as backbreaking humanitarian crises, we also see ugly lavish (and avoidable) government expenditures, throwing austerity to the winds and jeopardising public interest. While equality is among the key values of the Indian Constitution, there… → Read More

Quid Pro Quo System

Written by Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant, Sandeep Pandey Narendra Modi once said he is a Gujarati and understands business. As time passes his business model is getting exposed and he is becoming more shameless like any ordinary businessman. It is quite clear to the people that he is not withdrawing the three controversial farm laws because all the three laws[Read More...] → Read More

Will advances in TB treatment outweigh the Covid-19 pushback?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB diagnosis and mortality in 2020 has been frightening, to say the least. Recently released WHO data shows that 1.4 million fewer people got TB care in 2020 as compared to 2019- a 21% decrease. Also over 0.5 million people died from TB in 2020 due to lack of diagnosis. Latest data by[Read More...] → Read More

Are we failing children in the HIV response?

The promise was that by 2020, no child will be born with HIV or newly infected with HIV during breastfeeding across the world. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic posed an unprecedented challenge to health systems, the progress towards the HIV-related 2020 goalpost, despite some commendable gains, was not very encouraging. Despite global efforts to prevent HIV transmission, 150,000 children… → Read More

Japan’s Ruling Party to Women: Look, Don’t Talk

'Have a seat but shut up please:’ Whither equality? → Read More