While malaria cases have risen elsewhere in the world, in the Asia-Pacific region, governments have set an example by reducing its spread. However, COVID-19 threatens to undo some of that work, particularly within ASEAN.
Southeast Asian countries are among those asking Russia for stocks of its as-yet-untested COVID-19 vaccine. Why are they getting on board so quickly, and what other options do they have?
As more than a hundred teams all over the world research and test potential COVID-19 vaccines and medicines, Southeast Asian projects are among those making promising initial progress.
A new survey maps out the UK’s face mask wearing intentions with residents of Durham, London and Newcastle the most likely to wear a mask. On the flip side, those in Leicester, Dudley and Wrexham were the least likely.
In a move that could change the course of the UK’s fight against COVID-19, healthcare workers and scientists in the North are to receive £3.4m for a health data programme.