In the Spotlight
In one of the largest comparative studies on pharmaceutical pricing ever conducted, the Asian Development Bank Institute analyzed detailed trade data for 186 countries that import insulin. Read the report
Despite rapid urbanization in Indonesia, health services and health inequality are still not well understood in the country.
The Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund supports developing member countries in developing multi-country, cross-border, and multisector responses to urgent malaria and other communicable disease issues.
By 2050 there will be about one billion extra mouths to feed in Asia, as its population soars. But how much will be safe to eat?
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