Asia’s First Toilet Discovered In Southern Vietnam

Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest toilet in Southeast Asia, giving clues as to how the region evolved from a traditional hunter gatherer society to a farming community.

Vietnam Partners With Australia To Combat TB

Australia and Vietnam are working together to tackle tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam, which has one of the highest rates of the disease in Asia.

TRAFFIC Launches Sustainable Wild Medicinal Plant Project In Vietnam

TRAFFIC has launched its first project in Vietnam to protect plants that rural communities rely upon for traditional medicine.

Mild Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease Turns Deadly For Children In Vietnam

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.

The Asia Foundation And OOCL To Distribute 400,000 Books Across Asia

The Asia Foundation will partner with logistics company Orient Overseas Container Line to distribute an estimated 402,000 books across Asia.

32nd Institut Pasteur Launched In Vientiane, Laos

The 32nd Institut Pasteur was launched in Vientiane, Laos this week. The new research center will focus on infectious and parasitic diseases prevalent in Southeast Asia.

Watson Pharma Buys Ascent Pharmahealth For AU$375 Million

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has acquired generics pharmaceutical maker Ascent Pharmahealth for AU$375 million.

Second Person In China Dies From H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus

A second person in China who contracted the bird flu virus died on Sunday, reported the official Xinhua news agency.

Sony Launches Sony University In Singapore

Sony has opened the Sony University in Singapore, as an integral part of the company’s efforts to expand its business in new growth economies.