Helen Saxenian and Paul Wilson –
Development and public health experts question how developing countries will continue to deliver vaccines to their citizens even when international donor support is withdrawn.
Juzhong Zhuang –
This could very well be the Asian Century, but if and only if the region can overcome old challenges like poverty and resolve issues of the day such as climate change. ADB's deputy chief economist Juzhong Zhuang outlines key problem areas.
Urban centres can be among the world's most healthy places to live and work – but many are among the least. How healthy they are is powerfully influenced by local government competence, local information, and support for local action.
With diseases such as meningitis and measles on the rise in the west, it has never been more important, or urgent, to redouble efforts to vaccinate children in South Asia against preventable illnesses, say pediatric health experts.
Establishing a functioning political system, without the transparency and accountability that ensure good governance, is not enough to protect the well-being of citizens. ADB's Jong Woo Kang explains why.