Dr. Ray Yip, country director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in China, shares the triumphs and challenges of working with the Chinese government to provide better public health solutions in China.
Mental health, obesity and non-communicable diseases are top-priority goals for the region between 2015 and 2030, according to experts from nine Asian countries and Australia.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court halted the implementation of the Philippines' first reproductive health law, issuing a 120-day status quo ante to review court challenges.
Despite making education a constitutional right in 2010, Pakistan is unlikely to fulfill its Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal education by 2015.
Poor knowledge of basic healthcare and lack of sanitation are contributing to the high number of deaths among children under the age of five in Indonesia, according to UN statistics.
The government of the Philippines aims to drastically cut maternal deaths by spending US$12 million on contraceptives in 2012, a move bitterly opposed by the Catholic Church.