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Ensuring uninterrupted HIV, TB and malaria services in the time of COVID-19

The health community in the Western Pacific is adapting to make sure vulnerable populations are not left behind  


The case for a universal basic income

It's time to add a new element to the policy packages that governments are introducing.  


Small Giants in COVID-19 response


Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 Response Receives Much Needed Boost

The six new ventilators add to Papua New Guinea’s capacity to treat possible future and acute COVID-19 cases.  


COVID-19 amplifying inequalities for transgender people

As the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, countries around Asia and the Pacific began locking down. The roll-out of COVID-19 measures and the realization of imminent massive economic shocks have brought…  


Why Pakistan's youth must be part of the response to COVID-19

Pakistan needs to make space for youth to be part of the development process. With 70 percent of the population younger than 29, Pakistan’s vibrant youth are eager to engage with a dynamic, open…  


Social and Economic Impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Asia-Pacific

COVID-19 = Health Crisis + Economic Crisis Discover here the socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how we need to respond to it.  


COVID-19 Recovery Must Deliver Universal Health Insurance, Safety Nets and Affordable Internet Access, Says UNDP

The report: “Position Note on the Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia-Pacific,” calls on countries in the region to avoid returning to the pre-pandemic environmentally unsustainable…  


UN sets out COVID-19 social and economic recovery plan

Without urgent responses addressing the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, global suffering will escalate, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods for years to come, according to a new…  

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