Virulent Bird Flu Strain Threatens To Spill Out Of China
A new strain of the deadly bird flu virus with pandemic potential has resurfaced in China.
Cipla Launches Hepatitis B Vaccine In India
Cipla's hepatitis B vaccine can prevent 95 percent of the recipients from developing a chronic infection, protecting them for decades.
How Thailand Eliminated Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Early and concerted efforts from the whole society have helped eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Thailand.
Vaccination: A Cost-Effective Way To Prevent Rabies Deaths In India
A new study shows that over the course of five years, vaccinating 200,000 stray dogs a year would reduce rabies incidence in humans by 90 percent.
Cesarean Rate In China Not As High As Previously Thought
Research shows that cesarian delivery rate in China is lower than the World Health Organization's estimate.
Training Informal Healthcare Providers In India: A Cheap, Effective Way To Improve Care
Training programs for informal healthcare providers in rural India helped to increase their disease management by 7.9 percent.
50% Of Myanmar’s Population Has High Cholesterol
Unhealthy lifestyles have been blamed as hypertension and high cholesterol rates in Myanmar rise to worrying levels.
Nearly Half Of India’s Health Workers Have Latent Tuberculosis
India has one of the world’s highest tuberculosis prevalence rates, which has a significant impact on both disease transmission and healthcare delivery.
92% Of People Live Where Air Pollution Is Dangerously High
90 percent of air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with nearly two out of three occurring in WHO’s Southeast Asia and Western Pacific regions.
Caring For The Caregivers
COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated the mental toll of being a healthcare worker especially in low-resource settings in Asia. As we move toward a new normal, governments, hospitals and mental health experts are beginning to support the neglected community of health care workers, but many challenges are yet to be addressed.