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2018/08/16 | Coco Dollanganger
PHILIPPINES: Fear and Whispers Swirl amid HIV Epidemic
Public health agencies and the Catholic Church are caught in a moral battle as HIV infection rates continue to rise. Family members of the deceased, who frequently fail to get tested, are left only with questions.
How Medical Missionaries Helped Quash Disease in Taiwan
Taiwan has staved off pestilence and become a regional model in disease control thanks to the contributions of a motley crew of medical heroes.
2018/07/25 | Global Voices
Fear and Censorship in China Following Latest Vaccine Scandal
The low-quality vaccines have not been shown to harm anyone, but citizens are outraged as another scandal has rocked China's pharmaceutical companies. And internet censors are out in full force.
2018/07/24 | AsiaGlobal Online
ANALYSIS: China Strides Towards Cleaner Air
China presents a unique opportunity to measure the long-term effects of air pollution on life expectancy.
2018/07/19 | Greg Brost
New Hotspot Maps Show Global Snakebite Vulnerability
Up to 92 million people are vulnerable to potentially fatal venomous snakebites, many in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan countries.
2018/07/18 | Justin Hugo
ANALYSIS: Calculating Singapore's Callous CareShield Cash Grab
Behind a furor over gender inequity in the state disability scheme lies government profiteering.
2018/06/01 | The Conversation
How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads
A look at disease transmission from the Spanish Flu to SARS.
2018/05/29 | Nick Aspinwall
How Taiwan’s Seafood Sector Can Steer Toward Ethical Labor Standards
Simple measures can make a world of difference to the lives of thousands of workers aboard Taiwan's deep-sea fishing fleet.
2018/05/27 | The Interpreter
Can Australia Help Indonesia Kick Cigarettes?
Australia's northern neighbor's economy is burdened by heavy tobacco use.
Can Women's Football Catch On in China?
Despite systemic issues, women are outpacing men in China's football arena.
2018/05/22 | AsiaGlobal Online
Drones, Data and Preempting Epidemics
Data and technology is transforming epidemiology, but the field still has many unanswered ethical questions.