Child Mortality Remains High in Asia and the Pacific: A Renewed Focus on Vaccines is Needed
Despite a notable drop in under-five mortality, Asia and the Pacific remains a hotspot for child deaths. The pandemic made things worse, causing a significant decline in routine immunizations. It's time to intensify vaccination programs and renew our commitment to children's health.
Prioritizing The Fight Against Cancer in Asia
As World Cancer Day puts the spotlight on one of the world’s most devastating ailments, the situation in Asia needs greater attention.
Food Alone Will Not Address Malnutrition in Indonesia
Malnutrition in Indonesia, as in many countries, is a complex issue, with perplexing coexistence of undernourishment and obesity in populations. Three ongoing studies are revealing how to improve the situation.
The Pandemic Shows Us That Countries Need to Work Together and Act on Evidence
There has been a sharp contrast between evidence and policies during the pandemic, but these actions will encourage evidence-informed policymaking as we move forward.
Five Things You Need to Know About the New Omicron Variant
Scientists are racing to learn more about the new, possibly more transmissible strain of COVID-19. Stepping up vaccinations should be a starting point of the global response.
Asia Needs Fleets of Buses to Get Vaccines to the World’s Most Populous Region
The People’s Republic of China has shown how buses can be used to dramatically increase the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19. The region should follow their example.
From Hesitancy to Confidence: Building Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines
Making COVID-19 vaccines accessible is crucial. It’s just as important to ensure that as many people as possible feel confident enough to take them.
Vaccines are Key to Easing Asia’s Lockdowns
As new virus outbreaks emerge in developing countries in Asia, vaccines are changing the nature of the pandemic by rendering COVID-19 a much less deadly disease. Governments are responding with milder containment measures.
Menstrual Hygiene: A Missing Link for Improving the Lives of Girls in Nepal
For women and girls to participate fully in the development of Nepal, efforts to address the issue of menstrual hygiene management must be strengthened and expanded.
Vaccinations Won't Lead to Vacations Anytime Soon Unless We Take Action Now
Vaccination programs and travel bubbles are still in their infancy. They could help revive tourism in Asia and the Pacific but governments need to pave the way with the right policies.