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Asia: Malaria in the Greater Mekong subregion

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Mekong Malaria Elimination Program published October 1, the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) reported 12,454 malaria cases from April to June 2021. The data shows Plasmodium falciparum and mixed cases were down 69 percent from the same ...

NEWS DESK

How Lao PDR Can Connect Health, Environment, and Economic Recovery

To mark the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, the World Bank is publishing a Country Environmental Analysis for the Lao PDR, analyzing how the country can use its commitment to greener growth to stimulate economic recovery from the current slowdown, and to improve ...

Newsroom

US CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office opens in Hanoi

The office, based in Ngo Quyen street in downtown Hanoi, is one of the CDC’s four in the world, together with the East Europe/Central Asia office in Gruzia, the Middle East/North Africa office in Oman, and the South America office in Brazil.   It will strengthen the ...

VNA

Traffic pileups cause HCMC to hastily revoke Covid travel declaration

HCMC has scrapped a requirement for people to make a travel declaration at Covid-19 checkpoints just two days after introducing it. On Saturday it had said everyone out on the streets has to fill in a travel declaration form at suckhoe.dancuquocgia.gov.vn. Created by the Ministry of Public ...

Gia Minh

NHSO keeps improving healthcare financial payment system as fighting COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to strain healthcare providers physically and financially. As they have to cope with the increased workload associated with screening patients for the new coronavirus infection and treating them if they are infected, the extra work always come with extra costs. Even though, ...

The Nation

1,790 health professionals in Bangkok get vaccinated

Nearly 1,800 health professionals working in six districts that have high risk of infection have been inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine since March 1, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) reported on Friday. The BMA has provided inoculation to 1,790 healthcare personnel through 13 private hospitals, three ...

Myanmar must boost efforts to eliminate malaria: study

Myanmar needs special strategies to meet its goal of eliminating the mosquito-borne disease malaria by 2030, a recent study has said. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female anopheles mosquitoes, according to the World ...

Hmue Angel

Myanmar Closes Eight Temporary COVID-19 Hospitals in Yangon

Yangon has closed eight temporary hospitals, out of 15, as the number of COVID-19 cases drops in the city. In mid-September, Myanmar rapidly opened temporary hospitals and converted public housing into COVID-19 hospitals in Yangon as up to 1,900 cases were reported per day. Myanmar opened about ...

ZAW ZAW HTWE

Frontline medical staff vaccinated, more Covid-19 vaccines expected

Some frontline medical workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thanks to China’s provision of 2,000 doses of vaccine, the Minister of Health has said. The first round of vaccinations has been administered to volunteer medical staff, according to Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong. “The vaccinations produced good ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Hail the warriors in white gowns

In every crisis, there is a hero. And for the annus horibilis 2020, no one deserves the “Person of The Year” title more than the “Warriors in White Gowns” — a term which the public use to praise medical workers and over a million health ...

APINYA WIPATAYOTIN AND ANCHALEE KONGRUT

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