The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai marked the historic inclusion of health in climate discussions, highlighting the urgent need for resilient health systems amid climate change. Nations are now working to adopt the Climate and Health Declaration, which recognizes the intertwined future of climate change and health.
The health sector is both a first responder to climate change and a major contributor to the problem. It should take a leading role in the far-reaching solutions needed to address the issue.
Older Malaysians faced multifaceted challenges—financial, health, and social—during the pandemic. This has highlighted policies that will help governments in the future.
Countries can narrow economic and social inequalities, and deliver on long-term commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights, by prioritizing universal health care.
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.
As World Cancer Day puts the spotlight on one of the world’s most devastating ailments, the situation in Asia needs greater attention.
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.
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.
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.
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.