Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

Feb 21, 2018

Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region

Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 22, 2018

A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children

Measles kills dozens of children in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 16, 2018

An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

Dec 11, 2017

Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January

'Distorted news' deemed health issue in junta-run Thailand

Nov 29, 2017

Thailand's military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports

The Latest: Chemist found VX on Vietnamese woman's clothing

Oct 5, 2017

A chemist has told a Malaysian court he found traces of VX nerve agent and its precursors on the clothing of the Vietnamese suspect in the murder of the half brother of North Korea's leader

The Latest: VX-tainted samples examined in Malaysia trial

Oct 4, 2017

Prosecutors and defense lawyers examined samples where VX nerve agent was found in the death of the half brother of North Korea's leader

The Latest: Post-mortem found VX caused Kim Jong Nam's death

Oct 3, 2017

A post-mortem report submitted as evidence in the trial of two women accused of murdering the half brother of North Korea's leader shows the VX nerve agent used to kill him was found not just on his face and eyes but also in his body and on his clothing

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

Sep 21, 2017

Scientists say Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

Aug 18, 2017

Vietnam is battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past three weeks stretching its medical system.

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