Let us correct this myth and discuss what is needed to support inclusive business models for health care in Asia and the Pacific.
Susann works on ADB’s innovation and knowledge management agenda. In this role she supports the implementation of Strategy 2030, which calls for more applications of technology, innovation, and strengthening knowledge management in ADB operations. Susann also works on corporate foresight to enhance the capacity of ADB and its clients to respond to and plan for emerging trends. Follow her on Twitter: @ADB_SusannR.
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The spread of the zika virus demonstrates vector-borne disease control requires more than just investing in health.
The risk of contracting antimicrobial-resistant bacteria or emerging infectious diseases is higher in Asia than anywhere else in the world.
The recent haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia is yet another form of air pollution we increasingly suffer in Asia, where many have come to accept this public health risk as a necessary evil of urban economic growth.
Unlike many dull international gatherings, the recent #MA4HealthAP conference gave participants a multitude of innovative ways to engage with their peers.
Non-communicable diseases act as key barriers to poverty alleviation and sustainable development, and we have to start with ourselves by making healthy lifestyle choices everyday.
Here are a few highlights from ADB’s new Operational Plan for Health 2015-2020 launched today.
Many African and Asian countries face similar health care challenges. More than half of the people in Africa go to the mostly unregulated private health care sector to get diagnosed and treated, and they pay out-of pocket. The same is true for Asia and the Pacific.