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Australia Is Close to Eliminating HIV Transmission, But Not There Yet

Australia Is Close to Eliminating HIV Transmission, But Not There Yet

By Skye McGregor and Darryl O'Donnell
Australia is getting close to eliminating HIV transmission, but inequities in the delivery and uptake of prevention and treatment strategies remain.

Elections in a Pandemic: How Filipinos Can Safely Elect Their Leaders

Elections in a Pandemic: How Filipinos Can Safely Elect Their Leaders

By Anthony Esguerra
The Philippines will soon conduct one of Asia’s largest elections in 2022. One expert says the campaign period is beginning to look like a “public health nightmare.”
Why COVID-19 Must Not Constrain Access to Abortion in India

Why COVID-19 Must Not Constrain Access to Abortion in India

By StoriesAsia
During the pandemic, India must ensure that access to critical women’s health facilities remain unimpeded.

India’s Northeast Hit By the African Swine Fever

India’s Northeast Hit By the African Swine Fever

By StoriesAsia
More than 14,000 pigs have died in Assam alone.

Managing the Coronavirus: What the World Can Learn From Asia-Pacific Responses

Managing the Coronavirus: What the World Can Learn From Asia-Pacific Responses

By Eik Swee
What are the dilemmas governments must navigate in responding to the pandemic?

Can the International Solar Alliance Truly Be India’s ‘Gift to the World’?

Can the International Solar Alliance Truly Be India’s ‘Gift to the World’?

By Zerin Osho
Solar-powered vaccine logistics may present an important opportunity for the ISA amid the global pandemic.

India Marshals More Resources to Stop Virus, But Gaps Remain

India Marshals More Resources to Stop Virus, But Gaps Remain

By Associated Press
India is preparing for a long haul against COVID–19.
Soldiers Enforce 10-Day Shutdown in Bangladesh to Slow Virus

Soldiers Enforce 10-Day Shutdown in Bangladesh to Slow Virus

By Julhas Alam
The Bangladeshi government has deployed the armed forces to maintain a shutdown amid concerns around COVID-19.

India Halts Its Crucial Train Network to Try to Stop Virus

India Halts Its Crucial Train Network to Try to Stop Virus

By Associated Press
The move came as decision-makers in New Delhi prepared for drastic action against the coronavirus pandemic.

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan is poorly prepared for COVID–19.

Lack of Clean Water for India’s Poor Spawns Virus Concerns

Lack of Clean Water for India’s Poor Spawns Virus Concerns

By Associated Press
The Indian government has promised clean water to many, but failed to deliver.
Iran Warns Virus Could Kill ‘Millions’ Within Its Borders

Iran Warns Virus Could Kill ‘Millions’ Within Its Borders

By Associated Press
The Islamic Republic issued its most serious warnings to date on the toll exacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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