Small Bite, Big Threat: Vector-Borne Diseases in Asia

On World Health Day 2014, we focus on vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria that are threatening the lives of millions across Asia and the Pacific. Read the transcript. Read More

Addressing Diseases of Poverty

This publication outlines how the Asia-Pacific region can achieve the goals of control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases and contribute to poverty reduction and development among its most vulnerable populations. Read More

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for a Healthy Asia and the Pacific

Countries in Asia and the Pacific need to prioritize investments in water supply and sanitation services to support vibrant and livable cities. Read More

Public-Private Pharmacy Services

Harnessing the expertise and resources of the private sector through partnerships can help broaden access to high-quality health care in Asia and the Pacific. Read More

Improving Health in Asia and the Pacific

Health is a human right and is essential to development. Good health improves learning capacity, worker productivity, and income. ADB is committed to improving health in Asia and the Pacific by supporting better governance and spending, infrastructure development, and regional collaboration to control communicable diseases.

ADB is focusing on its core areas of expertise in order to better support programs directed at improving overall health in Asia and the Pacific. The emphasis will shift from stand-alone projects to improving the health impact of infrastructure operations, economic governance and public expenditure, regional public goods, partnerships, and knowledge management.

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percentage of deaths in the Pacific due to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease Source

36 million
estimated number of malaria cases in the Asia and Pacific region, causing 49,000 deaths Source

5 million
number of people who live with HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Source