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‘Whole of society’ approach needed to tackle global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases

Urgent action is needed to reduce the estimated annual 41 million deaths from noncommunicable diseases across the globe.  


UNDP and partners launch new initiative for unmet health needs

Recognizing the urgency of developing new lifesaving treatments for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis and getting them to people in need, the Government of Japan, the UNDP-led…  




UNDP RBAP End-of-Year Innovation Review

This newsletter highlights innovation activities in the region during 2017.  


Unified action needed to ensure the world is safe from emerging infectious diseases

Emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance threaten global health security and economic and social well-being. Enhanced partnerships that cut across sectors, building stronger health…  


New Issue Brief calls for greater inclusion and access to information for people with print disabilities in Asia-Pacific

Ending the lack of equitable access to information and knowledge among persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled is key to realizing an inclusive world for all, says a new…  

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