In the Spotlight
Not long after people in the Republic of Korea began falling ill from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV), a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare were dispatched to the scene to assess the situation and formulate a strategy.
Doctors on motorbikes travel to a remote clinic in Viet Nam's mountainous Quang Tri province to provide services to those who have difficultly accessing health care.
Over the last ten years, the quality of life for inhabitants of the Marshall Islands’ Ebeye atoll was greatly improved thanks to a comprehensive health and infrastructure project supported by ADB.
A maternity clinic run under a public-private partnership provides a model for delivering primary health care to the urban poor in Bangladesh.
Nearly 5 million people in Asia and the Pacific are living with HIV/AIDS, growing by the hundreds every day. Can the region halt and reverse its spread by 2015?
ADB’s vision for the health sector
ADB launched an Operational Plan for Health 2015-2020 in June 2015. The plan describes how ADB will support developing member countries in achieving universal health coverage. Key priorities are in investing in health infrastructure, health governance and financing - all underpinned by investments in information and communications technology and public-private partnerships.
75%percentage of deaths in the Pacific due to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease
36millionestimated number of malaria cases in the Asia and Pacific region, causing 49,000 deaths
5millionnumber of people who live with HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific