News file for: Laos
Scientists raise concerns of drug-resistant malaria sweeping across Southeast Asia.
Research and innovation in ASEAN has not kept pace with economic growth the region has enjoyed, writes Crispin Maslog.
Though the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Laos is relatively low, more could be done to improve awareness and treatment coverage, say health officials.
Although malaria deaths and diagnoses have declined, a worrying drug-resistance is emerging in Southeast Asia.
With increased urbanization and air travel, Southeast Asia has become a “hotspot” for emerging infectious diseases, experts say.
Asian Scientist Magazine scopes out the most unique and rarely seen wild species discovered in Asia.
Laos has become the first South East Asian nation to introduce a pneumococcal vaccine.
More needs to be done to reduce preventable deaths among mothers and newborns in Laos, say experts.
The Lao Government has awarded a Friendship Medal to UNSW Emeritus Professor Arie Rotem for his contribution to the country’s health sector.
Global chemical company, BASF, plans to invest €10 billion in Asia from 2013-2020, as part of the company’s Asia Pacific strategy.