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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... school as their peers in the richest fifth in some countries. In tertiary education, high gender disparities remain in South Asia and the Pacific. On health, infant mortality rates among ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Child mortality halves in 20 years, but persists in Africa and South Asia

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in maternal and child health, along with education for girls. The biggest improvement in child health has been recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, Central ... Agence France-Presse in New York Some 6.9m died last year, compared with 12m in 1990, but South Asia and Africa are lagging Death rate for under-fives nearly halved in 20 years The global ...

  3. A tale of two Asias

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... under- and over-nutrition- is pushing a quarter of the region's population into the arms of early death. In the Asia-Pacific region alone, 578 million people are undernourished, World Health ... Ng Yuk-hang in Colombo, Sri Lanka yukhang.ng@scmp.com A serious health threat is hanging over Asia, putting hundreds of millions of lives at risk. It's not swine flu, nor dengue ...

  4. Philips sees Asia's care potential

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez With an eye to developing a potentially lucrative market in Asia-Pacific and worldwide, Royal Philips Electronics is repositioning to become a modern 'health-care ... medical systems unit would grow into a US$10 billion business in the next few years. 'A good deal of that growth will have to come from Asia-Pacific, considering that Japan and China are now ...

  5. Chemical giant needs help in Asia expansion

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heinz-Gerd Suelmann, BASF's human resources director Asia Pacific. 'BASF has a long-term growth strategy in Asia, and it will be exciting to be part of this growth,' he said. ... America and Germany. The role also involves supporting BASF's scientific work with academic institutions across the Asia Pacific, especially in the mainland. 'Our business processes ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... flight back to HK An engine problem forced Manila-bound Cathay Pacific flight CX903 carrying 230 people to return to Hong Kong at 6.20pm. The problem in one of the Airbus 340's four engines ...

  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ...

  8. US$250m sought to end bird flu in Asia

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez in Kuala Lumpur Rich nations are being urged to spend US$250 million to stamp out bird flu in Asia or face paying billions more if a pandemic strikes. The appeal was made ... million for the animal side. The WHO's regional director of the Western Pacific region, Shigeru Omi, said: 'The socio-economic and human losses [of a flu pandemic] will be a lot more ...

  9. Fewer children in Asia catch HIV: research

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to prevent mothers transmitting the disease to their children. Experts told a three-day Asian Aids Conference, which opened last month, that in the East Asia-Pacific region 31,000 children under ... to 50,000.' United States Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marines, one of 250 delegates at the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation on Children and HIV/Aids, said infant HIV-Aids patients were ...

  10. Fastest rate of Aids infections in Asia is among women

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... from Asia-Pacific Network For People Living With HIV-Aids. The network found that 80 per cent of Aids patients questioned said they had experienced discrimination. One in eight said they were ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 5.49pm: New Aids infections in Asia are now occurring at a faster rate among women than men, a new global report on the disease says. The new International Labour ...




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