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Stop calling resource-constrained countries ‘Poor’ or ‘Poorer’


By Dr Nirmal Kandel  Many terminologies were created, defined, narrated and applied based on ideologies, theories, philosophies, strategies and measures and many of them are tested by many crises. Most of these terminologies were derived by the Global North and influenced by their values in

Three month gap between Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine doses increases efficacy compared to six weeks, study suggests


London — A new study published in the Lancelot journal suggests that an interval of three months between two doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine might be more effective than a shorter gap. The study analysed 24,422 participants the conclusion of which was that the vaccine

‘Governments in Asia and the Pacific should improve their readiness to quickly address periodic health emergencies’


Regional Director for Vital Strategies Asia Pacific, DR. SIDDHI ARYAL, is a public health professional with over 18 years of experience in South and Southeast Asia. Before joining the Vital Strategies, he worked as regional director of the QED group, Malaria Consortium, and Pact’s USAID/REACH

Coronavirus variants: how did they evolve and what do they mean?


By : Ed Feil , Professor of Microbial Evolution at The Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath When supplies of oxygen at hospitals in Manaus, Brazil, recently ran out, the airforce was called in for emergency evacuations while healthcare workers frantically tried to save lives

Rights violations continue in South Asia: HRW


London – A leading human rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has said rights violations continue in South Asian countries. In its World Report 2021 published on Wednesday, the New York-based rights group said that the Indian government increasingly harassed, detained, and prosecuted activists, journalists, and

Pandemic has contributed to a sharp rise in poverty and unemployment in South Asia : World Bank


Daily News, Colombo -- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused deep output losses and contributed to a sharp rise in poverty and unemployment in South Asia, the World Bank says in its January 2021 Global Economic Prospects. The output in the region contracted by an estimated



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