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Stepping up the fight against drug-resistant malaria in SE Asia

Stepping up the fight against drug-resistant malaria in SE Asia

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 20, 2014 0

PHNOM PENH 20 February 2014 (IRIN) - Efforts are being scaled up to stem a further spread of drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia. “The emergence of resistance… threatens worldwide malaria control and treatment

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Connectivity and emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia

Connectivity and emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 3, 2014 0

BANGKOK 03 February 2014 (IRIN) - Experts sometimes describe Southeast Asia as a “hotspot” for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) because several major outbreaks have started in this region. Now, with unprecedented levels of

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Summit spotlights Asia’s food and nutrition security

Summit spotlights Asia’s food and nutrition security

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 25, 2013 0

BANGKOK 25 November 2013 (IRIN) - Representatives of the UN, governments, NGOs and private sector farming are expected to gather in Bangkok, Thailand, on 26 November for a two-day forum on how to

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Global AIDS response: How are we doing?

Global AIDS response: How are we doing?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 21, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 21 November 2013 (IRIN) - New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have continued to fall, while record numbers of people in the developing world are on antiretroviral treatment, according to the latest

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Asia-Pacific trade deal will not hinder access to cheap drugs, says US

Asia-Pacific trade deal will not hinder access to cheap drugs, says US

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 9, 2013 0

BALI 09 October 2013 (IRIN) - A wide-ranging Asia-Pacific free trade agreement will not hinder access to affordable medication, the US commerce secretary said on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

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Analysis: How to tackle slavery in Asia

Analysis: How to tackle slavery in Asia

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 25, 2013 0

BANGKOK 25 September 2013 (IRIN) - There was a time when slavery was synonymous with shackles, whips, cramped ships and white plantation owners. Today the face of bonded labour and forced migration around

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Analysis: Reproductive healthcare lags in Laos

Analysis: Reproductive healthcare lags in Laos

September 11, 2013 0

VIENTIANE 11 September 2013 (IRIN) - Health experts are reviewing a years-long effort to reverse a deadly trend for mothers and newborns in Laos, which has the highest death rate in Southeast Asia

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Analysis: Why men rape in Asia – UN study

Analysis: Why men rape in Asia – UN study

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 10, 2013 0

JAKARTA 10 September 2013 (IRIN) - Nearly one in four men surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region admitted raping a woman or girl, according to the first multi-country study on the prevalence of rape

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Analysis: Keeping human rights on the agenda in Myanmar

Analysis: Keeping human rights on the agenda in Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 6, 2013 0

BANGKOK 06 June 2013 (IRIN) - As hundreds of representatives from 55 countries, including world leaders, business chiefs and media people meet in Myanmar for the World Economic Forum on East Asia, activists

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Southeast Asia’s human trafficking conundrum

Southeast Asia’s human trafficking conundrum

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 6, 2013 0

JAKARTA 06 May 2013 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people are vulnerable to being trafficked in Southeast Asia, with governments struggling to understand and respond collectively to the problem, say experts and

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