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01 Sep
2015

Challenges and opportunities for malaria elimination in Papua New Guinea - An interview with Dr. Paison Dakulala

The 5th Conference of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, Asia Pacific Region took place in Sydney this week, running between August 31st and September 2nd.  While at the conference, Bobby Ramakant of  Citizen News Service had the chance to sit down with Dr. Paison Dakulal...
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18 Aug
2015

Dr Soumya Swaminathan identifies malaria as a top research priority for India

Dr Soumya Swaminathan has recently been appointed as Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Secretary of Department of Health Research at India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In an interview with Shobha Shukla of Citizen News Service , Dr Soumya spoke o...
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10 Jun
2015

Dr Nafsiah Mboi appointed as APLMA Envoy

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are very pleased to announce that Dr Nafsiah Mboi has been appointed APLMA Envoy. APLMA is an alliance of Asian and Pacific heads of government formed to accelerate progress against malaria and to achieve an ...
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09 Jun
2015

South Korea’s composure in the face of MERS outbreak

Even with almost 2,000 schools and nurseries closed across the country and 2,300 patient contacts already in quarantine, it is never easy to predict the imminent end of the current outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Republic of Korea. But that is exactly what Health Minister ...
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05 May
2015

Malaria and health security in Asia Pacific

Health security in Asia Pacific requires both national preparedness and a regionally coordinated approach; it is both a technical and a foreign policy issue. While increased regional connectivity provides opportunities for stronger collective action, it also presents new challenges in containing the...
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