A dangerous strain of the typically non-lethal HFMD has affected more than 21,000 persons - mostly children younger than five - killing 16 thus far in Vietnam.
Lack of access to anti-retroviral therapy to treat HIV has left thousands of patients in Myanmar with deteriorating immunity and increased vulnerability to tuberculosis, say health workers.
Philippine authorities are scrambling to map out previously unknown fault lines across the archipelago after a powerful 6.9 magnitude quake hit Negros earlier this month.
Indonesia’s attempt to wean its population off rice has been hampered by a lack of viable alternative staples and cultural attachment to the grain, experts say.
Lack of access to reproductive healthcare in Myanmar has led to high rates of maternal deaths and unplanned pregnancies among the country's displaced and refugee populations, say health experts.
UNISDR chief Margareta Wahlström described what she saw in the typhoon-devastated coastal cities of Iligan and Cayagan de Oro to be reminiscent of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
After the discovery of unsafe levels of arsenic in Nepal’s groundwater a decade ago, government officials and aid groups are taking a critical look at whether their efforts have made a difference.
An effort by U.S. donors and Monsanto to partner with Nepal to boost local maize production with imported hybrid seeds has met civil society opposition calling - instead - for home-grown solutions.