With increased urbanization and air travel, Southeast Asia has become a “hotspot” for emerging infectious diseases, experts say.
The United Nations is partnering with the University of Sydney to manufacture a board game that educates children in Asia about the risk of rabies.
Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country's own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, says a new study.
Indonesian health officials have downplayed concerns over a fresh outbreak of avian influenza which has killed some 160,000 reared ducks since September 2012.
Almost one year after Thailand’s government promised farmers a fixed price for their rice harvests, experts are now forecasting a global price drop.
Natural disasters in Asia in 2011 could well prove to be the costliest ever, say experts at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.