News file for: Laos
A project to encourage insect farming is underway in Laos, however, it remains to be seen whether insect-eating will take off globally.
Research shows that half of all blindness in Asian children is avoidable, associated with vaccine preventable causes such as measles.
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.