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Changing the Course of Cancer in Mongolia

Inspired by her physician grandmother, Dr. Tsetsegsaikhan Batmunkh has strived to improve care in the East Asian nation 

How the Origins of COVID-19 Became Politicized

Where the coronavirus came from is no longer a scientific question—thanks to narrative spin, agendas, and misinformation

Governance

What Happens When COVID-19 Ends?

The pandemic has exposed cracks in our health-care systems, shortsightedness of human interests, and poor public policy

Poverty

South Asia Needs a New Playbook (Now) to Stop the Coronavirus Catastrophe

COVID-19 offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to correct years of health security neglect and chronic under-investment

Governance

Southeast Asia Needs Its Own CDC

COVID-19 is a baptism by fire and highlights the need for an effective, durable disease control authority in the region

Governance

Taiwan's Response to COVID-19 and the WHO

An interview with Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu on Taiwan's response to COVID-19 and the WHO

Poverty

Rethinking the Future of Global Health

There can be no better time to reimagine our health security based on global cooperation, equity, trust, and solidarity

Migration

Coronavirus in South Asia Takes Hold as April Arrives

Density of crowds in India and Pakistan is thwarting social distancing measures as mass unemployment looms across region

Governance

Coronavirus in South Asia

Pakistan counts up, India locks down, Nepal and Bhutan close, Sri Lanka imposes curfews, and Bangladesh nears shutdown

Governance

Tracking Coronavirus in Countries With and Without Travel Bans

Travel restrictions have neither stopped the spread of this novel coronavirus nor prevented it from becoming a pandemic

Aging

Lessons From an Aging Asia

How will demographic shifts affect workforce, health care, gender equality, disaster response, and societal well-being?

Migration

Travel Restrictions on China due to COVID-19

A new global tracker mapping the impact of the new coronavirus on movement around the world

Governance

What's Next for COVID-19?

Containment of the coronavirus would make an enormous difference to health around the world. Is it still possible?

Governance

Coronavirus—Unknown Source, Unrecognized Spread, and Pandemic Potential

With novel coronavirus expected to become pandemic, it’s past time to prioritize Africa where cases are likely occurring