Regional Archive January 2020

Due to the public health efforts of Pacific countries and areas, the risk of measles spreading in Samoa and in other Pacific Island countries and areas has notably reduced.

Effective Control of Outbreak Helped Reduce Spread

In 2019, the Pacific saw the re-emergence of measles, with outbreaks declared in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and American Samoa, and cases reported in Kiribati.
Masatsugu Asakawa, the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank.

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Assumes Office

Masatsugu Asakawa assumes office as the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today.
Right now, there is a trade-off between lucrative fish exports and public health in most emerging economies. But there doesn’t have to be.

Fishing Can Be Profitable for Emerging Economies

People who live in developing nations don’t just need income; they also need nourishment.