In 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on its 185 members to ensure that everyone in need has access to essential health care and basic income security.
The differences are significant in the health sector under the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.
Sanitation experts are exploring new strategies on Pacific islands that go beyond simply building toilets, sewers and treatment plants.
Good nutrition and health are essential for improving productivity and economic growth and reducing poverty. In particular, adequate nutrition at a young age is a promise for the future, not only of the individuals but also of the society and the nation.
Using public-private partnerships, Papua New Guineau is taking innovative approaches to bringing health care to some of its most remote areas.
Women are disproportionately affected by water and sanitation issues, including inadequate water supply, lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices.
Let’s start today to prevent and build resilience against health threats in the region.
The debate over a proposed ban on oversized soda drinks triggers a broader discussion on obesity and public health.
It is time to take action on cross-border and regional health cooperation to fight current outbreaks and the next epidemic.
The poor in Asia and the Pacific are most in need of public services but often have few tools to demand these vital programs from their governments.