Philippines declares polio "outbreak" World

Philippines declares polio "outbreak"

The Department of Health (DoH) of the Philippines announced on September 19 that polio is re-emerging in the country, 19 years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease.
Northern Vietnam reports highest number of death from rabies Health

Northern Vietnam reports highest number of death from rabies

Northern Vietnam remains the region with the highest number of death from rabies, accounting for 80 percent of the country’s mortality, deputy director of the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine Dang Quang Tan told a meeting in Hanoi on August 6.
FAO assists Myanmar to improve food security World

FAO assists Myanmar to improve food security

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Myanmar government have signed a multi-year framework agreement to improve nutrition and food security in the country while safeguarding and sustainably managing the use of natural resources.
Vaccination is key to outbreak prevention: experts Health

Vaccination is key to outbreak prevention: experts

Health experts have urged parents to have their babies fully vaccinated in order to create a barrier of immunisation for the whole community as several infectious diseases are raging across the country.
Vietnam moves to control non-communicable diseases Health

Vietnam moves to control non-communicable diseases

Diagnosis and management of outpatient treatment of non-communicable diseases like hypertension at commune-level health stations will be the focus of the Project on Strengthening Management of Hypertension and Diabetes at Commune Health Station and Communication on Salt Use Reduction.
Singaporean water industry reports strong growth ASEAN

Singaporean water industry reports strong growth

Singapore’s water industry has annually contributed 2.5 billion SGD (1.84 billion USD) to the country’s economy and created 14,400 jobs to date, putting it on track to meet its 2020 targets.