A health worker inoculating a patient with the COVID-19 vaccine.

ASEAN Leaders Vow to Sustain Recovery amid Challenges

December 06, 2022

Leaders want countries to brace for headwinds from COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, food shortage, climate change, and other threats.
People queueing for their babies' vaccine shots in the Philippines.

Widening Access to Health Systems with Fintech

October 13, 2022

Using fintech can help ease the financial and health burden of individuals and help improve health systems and outcomes, says a new ADB report.
People wearing protective face masks in Indonesia as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.

BIMP-EAGA Needs a Playbook to Boost Resilience against Future Shocks

September 02, 2022

Member countries urged to look beyond the 2025 mid-term plan in realizing the subregion’s overall goals.
At a vaccination hub in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN to Develop One System for Verifying Vaccinated Travelers

May 24, 2022

Health ministers agree to work toward mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates in the region.
Women lining up for food relief in Sulu, Mindanao.

Asia–Pacific Needs to ‘Build Forward Fairer’ as It Faces Inequality Pandemic

April 22, 2022

A United Nations report prescribes more investments in health care, education, and social protection and mobilizing central banks to support inclusive growth.
People waiting for the train in Thailand

Ten Trends To Consider in Building Resilient Transport Systems

April 13, 2022

Rapid population growth, aging populations, climate change, and urban migration just among trends that will shape transport systems and significantly alter mobility in the region.
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COVID-19 Makes It Harder for Asia to Attain Sustainable Goals

September 03, 2021

An estimated 75 million to 80 million people in the region fall into extreme poverty.
COVID-19 vaccination program in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Why It Is Critical to Invest in a Robust Health System

July 02, 2021

Universal health coverage and a strong primary care system can help countries protect and save more lives during a pandemic.
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Makassar Paves the Way for Smart and Pandemic-Proof City Planning in Indonesia

June 22, 2021

A manual using COVID-19 data was launched to help cities be more resilient to crises.
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Indonesia’s MyHealthDiary Wins Digital Against COVID-19 Challenge

March 30, 2021

An app that monitors a COVID-19 patient’s condition may also be used as a digital health passport.