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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...

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...

China's role in Asia's Free Trade Agreements

A new wave of regional trade negotiations have sprung up in the Asia-Pacific region. China faces challenges and opportunities simultaneously. On the one...

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...

Economic structure, social risks and the challenges to social policy in Macau, China

Welfare state is often perceived as a response to help people coping with shocks caused by economic down turn. However, as argued by Hamnett, welfare...

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...

Twenty years' evolution of North Korean migration, 1994–2014: a human security perspective

Over the past two decades, there have been notable changes in North Korean migration: from forced migration to trafficking in women, from heroic...

The evolution of cash transfers in Indonesia: policy transfer and national adaptation

Cash transfers became a subject of international policy transfer, but the underlying policy process is far more complex than simple policy diffusion. In...

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...

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Updated:  25 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  Editorial office