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ADB Takes Swift Measures to Prevent Spread of Influenza A(H1N1), Activates Crisis Management Plan
ADB has taken swift measures to contain any possible spread of the influenza A(H1N1) virus, after one of its staff members tested positive for the virus.
Asia Must Preserve MDG Gains, Include Poor in Future Growth
The economic crisis threatens to reverse decades of progress in poverty reduction and governments must do what they can to ensure that gains made in recent years are not lost because of the slowdown, a seminar audience heard today at ADB's 42nd Annual Meeting.
'Business As Usual' Approach to Health Failing Women and Children in Asia
Despite decades of rapid economic growth, the Asia and Pacific region continues to suffer from surprisingly poor health outcomes for women and children, according to a new publication by experts in ADB and nine other major international development agencies.
ADB Approves Grant to Help Nepal Recover from Monsoon Floods
A US$25.6 million grant from ADB will help restore economic activity to parts of Nepal devastated by last year's monsoon floods.
ADB Approves $50M Loan to Improve Rural Health Care Services in the Philippines
A $50 million loan from ADB will improve the quality of health care in the Philippines, and make these services more accessible and affordable to the poor.
ADB, Japan to Help Indonesia Combat Malnutrition through Food Fortification
ADB and the Government of Japan will support efforts in Indonesia to reduce iron-deficiency anemia among the poor by providing them with iron-fortified rice.
Viet Nam's Drive to Improve Food Safety Receives $95M Boost from ADB
A loan from ADB will be used to improve the safety, quality, and quantity of Viet Nam's commercial food crops, and provide alternative and clean energy supply to households.
ADB, Japan to Help Mongolia Cut Chronic Child Malnutrition
Efforts by the Mongolian government to cut the country's stubbornly high rates of malnutrition in young children are to receive support from Japan and the Asian Development Bank.
Japan, ADB Grant to Improve Living Conditions in Remote PNG Communities
The Asian Development Bank and Japan are assisting Papua New Guinea to boost economic opportunities and improve living conditions, especially for women, in remote roadside communities in the Highlands region.
ADB President Calls on Governments, Private Sector to Do More to Address Sanitation Issue
Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda has called for regional governments and the private sector to do more to help the 1.8 billion people in Asia who lack access to adequate sanitation.