Influenza vaccines have been used for >60 years and have proven safe and effective. However, use of seasonal influenza vaccine in South-East Asia is sparse, with the majority of doses available for cost in the private sector. In 2012, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommended annual influenza vaccination for five high-risk groups: pregnant women, the elderly, persons with a chronic illness, young children, and healthcare personnel.

The overall aim of the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) is to promote evidence-based decision making to increase the volume, effectiveness, and sustainability of sanitation expenditure.

India along with Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam and Afghanistan will participate in a three-day International Toilet Festival in the city, which will start on Tuesday to create awareness a

Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by

Several outbreaks of trichinellosis associated with the consumption of raw pork have occurred in Laos since 2004. This cross-sectional study was conducted in four provinces of northern Laos to investigate the seroepidemiology of trichinellosis in the human population and determine the prevalence and species of Trichinella infec

Over 20,000 African elephants were poached across the continent in 2013 according to a report released today by the CITES Secretariat.

This report presents the methodology and lessons learned from a climate change adaptation study conducted under the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Core Environment Program. The study yielded a framework and methodology for assessing climate vulnerability and adaptation options for rural communities in the GMS.

The government of Japan has developed the joint credit mechanism (JCM) to mitigate climate change and help developing countries achieve low-carbon growth by mobilising technology, markets and finan

Along the banks of the Mekong in Laos, the forest has been stripped and the mountainside gouged out. Construction of the Xayaburi dam, the first on the lower Mekong, is in full swing.

Flash floods and heavy monsoon rains have battered Laos, killing at least 20 people, washing away roads and damaging crops, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.

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