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ADB Supports Lao PDR, Viet Nam in Addressing HIV Threat in Border Areas
ADB is providing grants and loans to support Lao PDR and Viet Nam prevent the spread of HIV infections in 23 border provinces where risks are growing due to increased population movement and commercial activities along economic corridors.
Public-Private Partnerships Bring Dynamism to Asia-Pacific's Health Sector
Governments in the Asia and Pacific region are taking a closer look at public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a way to achieve quality healthcare programs in their respective countries.
Urban Primary Healthcare in Bangladesh to Improve with ADB Aid
Twelve reproductive health care centers and 26 primary healthcare centers will be built near slums and other densely populated areas of Bangladesh as part of an $81 million ADB-financed project to improve urban primary health care.
ADB Vice President to Visit Myanmar, Meet President
ADB's Vice President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Stephen Groff, is making the bank's first management-level visit to Myanmar since the country began undertaking reforms earlier this year.
Hunger Persists in Asia Amid Dynamic Economic Growth - ADB Panel
Asian and Pacific governments must find ways to reduce food waste and storage losses, encourage rural development, and provide well-targeted safety nets to protect the poor from hunger, says a new report.
Inclusive, Green, Knowledge-Based Growth Keys to Asia's Future
Growth in the Asia and Pacific region is strong, but growth alone is not enough for the region to succeed in an era of global change, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said in his annual address to the ADB Board of Governors.
ADB and Australia to Help Kiribati Improve Sanitation, Public Hygiene
ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda and Kiribati Finance Minister Tom Murdoch have signed grant and loan agreements totaling $21.5 million for the South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project at the ADB's 45th Annual Meeting in Manila.
ADB, Mongolia Agree to New Five-Year Development Plan
ADB and the Government of Mongolia have agreed on a new five-year development assistance strategy that will provide $434 million of loans and technical assistance to help the country diversify its economy and narrow the inequality gap.
Asia-Pacific Gaining Against Poverty, But Slow to Reduce Hunger, Child and Maternal Deaths: ADB-UN Study
The Asia-Pacific region has made great strides in reducing poverty and is moving fast towards other development goals, but levels of hunger and child and maternal mortality are still high, according to a United Nations and ADB report.
Mekong Leaders Agree on Wide-Ranging Development Plan for Next Decade
At the conclusion of the 4th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit today, leaders of the six nations that share the Mekong River agreed on a new 10-year plan to boost growth, development and poverty reduction across the GMS.