Global health

China’s seasonal influenza vaccination policy in a post-health care reform era

Vaccination is recognised as one of the most effective ways to combat seasonal influenza—a disease that exerts significant social and economic costs, yet...

Water, sanitation and hygiene: moving the policy agenda forward in the post-2015 Asia

Despite rapid economic growth in Asia, serious health, nutrition and development gaps persist, including inadequate services and inequitable access in the...

South Korea’s global health outreach through official development assistance: analysis of aid activities of South Korea’s leading aid agencies, 2008–2012

Although South Korea is one of the newest members to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee in...

Health in All Policies approaches: pearls from the Western Pacific region authors

Health in All Policies is an approach that seeks to strengthen public policy-making across health and other sectors in order to achieve the most...

Strengthening trade and health governance capacities to address non-communicable diseases in Asia: challenges and ways forward

Trade liberalisation is a driver of the rising burden of non-communicable diseases in Asia through its role in facilitating the growth of the region’s...

The political economy of mental health in Vietnam: key lessons for countries in transition

Among low- and middle-income countries, there is evidence that populations experiencing rapid political and economic transition have particularly high...

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Indonesia

In 1990, 30 per cent of Indonesian population had no access to improved drinking water source. Almost 65 per cent lacked access to improved sanitation—and...

Tackling substandard and falsified medicines in the Mekong: national responses and regional prospects

The wide circulation of substandard medicines in Southeast Asia is a serious public health concern. Substandard medicines may contain none, or inadequate...

How can we strengthen governance of non-communicable diseases in Pacific island countries and territories?

Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs) are some of the most geographically isolated in the world. Most have small populations and economies. In...

Comparing the health care systems of high-performing Asian countries

The newly industrialised and high income economies of East Asia perform remarkably well on a range of health system indicators. We adopt an institutional...

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