Blog posts tagged to "malaria"

  • The partnership aims to increase long-term integrated financing for health, including malaria.

    Financing for impact: Why we need a new regional health fund

    Published on Thursday, 20 September 2018

    The fund wants to lower the cost of health sector development financing, while investing long-term for sustainable impact.

  • A man collecting garbage on the side of the road in Cambodia.

    Health should not pay the price for infrastructure development in Asia

    Published on Monday, 16 May 2016

    Health impact assessments can seize the opportunity to attain positive health outcomes that would otherwise not happen, as we are seeing in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

  • A community health worker gives vaccination shots to a patient in Chuuk, Micronesia.

    Public vs. private health care no longer a dichotomy

    Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    It’s time to harness and align the private with the public sector to achieve universal health coverage in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Patients in a public health clinic in Rajasthan, India.

    Tuberculosis: A global problem requiring an Asia-Pacific solution

    Published on Thursday, 14 January 2016

    Eradicating TB calls for innovative solutions, political and financial commitments, and collaborative work from countries in the region.

  • Infected mosquitos transmit malaria to humans. Photo by Global Panorama.

    Making malaria history in Asia and the Pacific

    Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

    The recently endorsed APLMA Malaria Elimination Roadmap will help implement national plans and accelerate regional progress on eradicating the disease by 2030.

  • Pharmacy at a health clinic in Poipet, Cambodia.

    5 reasons to be worried about health security in Asia

    Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015

    The risk of contracting antimicrobial-resistant bacteria or emerging infectious diseases is higher in Asia than anywhere else in the world.

  • Mosquito nets protect children against malaria in Viet Nam. Photo by Justin Mott for ADB

    Malaria elimination – a public health best buy

    Published on Monday, 12 October 2015

    Despite the many successes across Asia and the Pacific in reducing the incidence of malaria, the disease continues to be a heavy burden for many countries, with an estimated 2.2 billion people at risk in the region.

  • Beating Malaria, Again

    Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

    Malaria can be beaten. Proof of this can be found in the fact that across the Asia Pacific region, millions of people who would have died from the disease are living healthy, productive lives. Still, malaria remains a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Endemic in 22 countries across Asia, it is contracted by an estimated 32 million people annually and kills 47,000 of them.

  • Storm Clouds Ahead – Disease in the age of climate change

    Published on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

    Rapid and dynamic changes in Southeast Asia including population growth and movement, as well as booming urbanization, have contributed to the complexity of combating the spread of tropical diseases. Now the region is faced with an even greater challenge: climate change