The World Health Assembly (WHA) is being held virtually this week, including delegations from 194 World Health Organization member states. These officials will discuss the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and determine the priorities of the Organization for the year ahead.
Health systems in many low- and middle-income countries across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are strained as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many nations lack the medical staff, equipment and capacities necessary to mitigate the crisis. While governments and corporations are partnering to strengthen health systems, multinational organizations are also stepping in with financial support.
Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministers have joined other multilateral organizations in encouraging governments to keep markets open, supply chains flowing and promote a free, fair and transparent trade and investment environment.
As the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel strain of coronavirus, evolves around the world, the public and private sectors are diligently working together to find solutions.
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Indonesia has achieved significant health milestones, but rising rates of NCDs bring new challenges.
Malaysia can attract new foreign investment and improve health outcomes by better protecting innovation and reducing bureaucratic delays.
Increasing public-private partnerships in the Philippines will bring health care innovation to a rapidly growing population
Health care is poised to become a major economic driver in Thailand in the coming years.
The success of Singapore’s health care system can be attributed to strong policies and an integrated health system.