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The Government of Nepal today opened the Khurkot Bridge over the Sunkoshi River, substantially enhancing connectivity between hilly regions of the country particularly Ramechhap, Dolakha, and Sindhupalchowk districts and  the Terai districts. 

Innovative solid waste management systems being pioneered in the Pacific are helping to boost public health and environmental preservation, according to a new publication series from ADB.

Three grant projects to improve the lives and health of poor and vulnerable communities in Myanmar are set for rapid implementation following the recent signing of financing agreements between the Ministry of Finance and the ADB. The grant projects, totaling a combined $26 million, are being financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and administered by ADB.

ADB and World Bank signed a memorandum of agreement to harmonize their support for the Philippine government’s flagship program to rebuild areas devastated by super-typhoon Yolanda, known internationally as Haiyan. 

East Asia Summit and Pacific countries, international organizations, and experts have made 12 high level recommendations to combat antimalarial drug resistance and accelerate progress towards the elimination of malaria in our region.

The Asian Football Confederation, in conjunction with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and ADB, has officially launched the Protect the Goal campaign in Southeast Asia.

ADB is investing up to $60 million in a new healthcare private equity fund focused exclusively on Asia.

The World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region and key partners including ADB are observing World Health Day on 7 April with a call for greater vigilance and action in tackling a range of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, and schistosomiasis.

The Australian Government has committed $16.3 million to a new fund to combat malaria in the Asia Pacific region, adding to a $19.4 million pledge from the Government of the United Kingdom to the newly established Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund.

The Government of Myanmar and ADB have signed two grant agreements financed by the Government of Japan through Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction grants to help cut rural poverty and to expand HIV/AIDS services to vulnerable groups and into remote areas.