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Harnessing sports to raise awareness on HIV & STIs

Sport is increasingly being used as an effective tool to respond to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Samoa.  


Climate change and Asia’s deadly dengue fever outbreaks

It has been difficult to scroll through my newsfeed on social media for the past couple of months without feeling alarmed. In Bangladesh, the situation with dengue fever was dire, with people urgently…  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  


Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, across Asia and the Pacific.  


Improving pricing and procurement of health technologies to advance universal health coverage

Well-managed policies and approaches for the pricing and procurement of health technologies are vital for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to ensure the availability and affordability of…  


Leveraging South-South exchange for strong, resilient health systems

The Access and Delivery Partnership is expanding efforts to promote South-South exchange and learning to boost access and delivery of health technologies for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected…  


‘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.  


Laws and policies that protect rather than punish are what’s needed in Asia-Pacific HIV response

Today, on this World AIDS Day 2018, it is important to acknowledge the positive changes that we are seeing in the Asia-Pacific region regarding the legal and policy environment for HIV and to continue…  


Defeating Drug-Resistant TB in Indonesia: A Human Face

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top four causes of death in Indonesia, claiming the lives of an estimated 100,000 people each year. The country has the second highest burden of the disease in the…  


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