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.
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.
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.
As vaccines are rolled out across Asia and the Pacific, governments need to ensure equitable and transparent distribution. They also need to undertake deep healthcare reforms to manage future health crises. ADB's top health expert answers the pertinent questions.
As countries undertake the world’s largest vaccination drive, the innovation, expertise, and community reach of civil society organizations should be a key component.
Wellness provides a more balanced and holistic view of a country’s development than its per capita gross domestic product. A new tool is helping policymakers measure wellness in society.
Recent successful vaccine trials have raised hopes of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has upended so many lives.