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Aug 09, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali at around 6.45pm on August 5th, 2018, with more than 90 people dead and hundreds more injured. The immediate focus is search, rescue and meeting the basic needs of people affected by the earthquake.

Jul 13, 2018

“Doctor, you mean both my kidneys are not functioning at all and I have to be on dialysis for three times a week with each time covering 4 hours for the rest of my life unless there is a possibility of me receiving a healthy donor kidney or advances in medical science?”.

This was a question posed by a...

May 15, 2018

She was only in her early twenties when Zaliha binti Sis discovered that her kidneys were failing. Noticing that her legs and face were unusually swollen, she decided to go for a medical check-up, and was diagnosed as having nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder.

May 15, 2018

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- INDEX Holding, a leading UAE national company, signed a Cooperation Agreement with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, at INDEX Holding headquarters in Dubai in support of “Voices for Refugees” Activation Campaign. The agreement was signed by Mr. Houssam...

May 11, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand --( ASIA TODAY )-- Experts debated the challenges and opportunities to develop strategies for managing the financial impacts of disaster risks in hazard-prone countries at the two-day workshop on “Developing the elements of a disaster risk financing strategy”.

The workshop, held in Bangkok...

May 10, 2018

Thailand, 9 May 2018 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announced its commitment to help defeat malaria in the region as part of a long-term partnership with M2030, a brand created by Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), and supported by the Global Fund. M2030 brings...

May 07, 2018

Clinics gain accreditation and reimbursement from national health program

April 2018 — Throughout Estela Tudio’s first pregnancy in 2013, she worried about medical expenses. Estela, a homemaker in Bayambang — a town in the Philippines’ northern region of Luzon — and her husband, Almar, who earned $6 (300...

May 03, 2018

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia−At the Civilian Training Center in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, 40 Mongolian journalists listened intently to Thai Public Broadcast Services (ThaiPBS) disaster and weather reporting news editor, Ms. Darin Klong Ugkara, as she narrated her journey to becoming a journalist who reports to...

Apr 20, 2018

• Habitat Young Leaders Build has grown to be the organization’s largest youth initiative in the Asia-Pacific region supported by more than 8 million people through onsite build activities and social engagement over seven years.
• Since 2012, HYLB has raised over US$ 5.2 million funds to support 25,635...

Mar 13, 2018

Patient-centered approach overcomes resistance

February 2018 — Sirichai* is a construction worker who lives with his wife in Thailand’s Rayong province. In 2013, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and has undergone multiple courses of treatment since then. At the age of 50, he learned that he had...

Mar 13, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 8 March 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- In conjunction of World Kidney Day (WKD) 2018, National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia’s (NKF) Open Day took place today at the NKF – BERJAYA Resource Centre.

Mar 13, 2018

MANILA (March 13, 2018) --( ASIA TODAY )-- More than 80 volunteers have arrived in Bago region, central Myanmar, for the Asia Build as part of Habitat for Humanity’s largest youth-focused movement in the Asia-Pacific region. Over at the Pacific Build, volunteers from Australia, New Zealand and the United States...

Mar 12, 2018

Singapore, 10 March 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- As part of its ongoing efforts to demonstrate the importance of first aid in building community resilience, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) today debuted its First Aid Fiesta, held at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage. Graced by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry...

Mar 07, 2018

Dubai --( ASIA TODAY )-- United Arab Emirates, 7 March, 2018: The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD 2018, a dedicated event for meeting the humanitarian needs of people in the region and around the world, concluded its 15th edition today at the Dubai...

Feb 08, 2018

Canberra, February 6, 2018 — The Asia Foundation will present the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) on February 12-14, in partnership with the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). Taking place in Canberra at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the conference keynote...

Jan 16, 2018

SINGAPORE --( ASIA TODAY )-- Mediacorp artiste and Singapore Red Cross ambassador Ya Hui, who plays the iconic “wanton noodles princess” Hong Jin Zhi in popular drama series 118, will be raising funds and awareness for Singapore Red Cross with a special charity event. Putting Jin Zhi’s wanton noodles making skills...

Dec 19, 2017

Seoul, December 19, 2017 — The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved...

Nov 30, 2017

Phnom Penh, November 29, 2017 — The Asia Foundation is partnering with Starbucks in Cambodia to launch the “Give Good” Charity Campaign, an initiative that supports the “Let’s Read!” project this holiday season.

Nov 21, 2017

Great inspirational accomplishment achieved by a teams of ZW HR Consulting who successfully cycled on 10th November in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Dalian, in order to raise funds for the company’s elected charity, SOS Children’s Village of China.

Nov 21, 2017

Quezon City, Philippines - The International WeLoveU Foundation in cooperation with the Quezon City Public Library and the Community Realations Office donate appliances and supplies to GRACES Home for the Elderly on November 15, 2017 at two in the afternoon. This donation is to remind the elderly at the facility...

Oct 17, 2017

Quang Ngai, Vietnam, 13 October 2017–Panasonic Corporation donated 1,200 solar lanterns to people in Minh Long, Tra Bong, Son Tay and Bac Tra My districts in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces. The program is under Panasonic’s “100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project” that aims to donate 100,000 solar lanterns to people...

Oct 14, 2017

• More than SGD$50,000 has been raised to support relief efforts
• Red Cross distributes US$30,000 in relief supplies
• Assessment team dispatched to communities affected by population movement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - two medical teams to follow