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.
COVID-19 and tuberculosis are both respiratory illnesses that can be addressed with similar strategies and resources.
With millions of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide and hundreds of thousands of deaths, the search for solutions to end the impacts of COVID-19 is overpowering. Finding a safe and effective vaccine is one crucial answer to the crisis. But there is more to it.
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
Countries should start planning now to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, in order to enjoy a faster recovery from both the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
Policies that promote wellness can help Asians navigate the uncertain, stressful COVID-19 world and achieve a better post-pandemic lifestyle.