Burma tries to repair its health care system, ranked second worst in the world under the former regime, but the road to improvement is slow.
One fifth of the children reported missing to Indonesia’s National Commission for Child Protection this year are believed to have been abducted by Facebook contacts.
A shortage of HIV medicine in Burma means that only the very sickest are lucky enough to go home with lifesaving drugs.
Even longtime gay-rights activists are stunned by the Vietnamese Justice Ministry’s proposal to include same-sex couples in its overhaul of the country’s marriage law.
Scores of young people are dying across Asia after catching a potent form of the common hand, foot and mouth virus.
Over a third of malaria-fighting drugs tested during the past decade in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa were either fake or bad quality, claims a new study.