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Stunted, wasting and overweight in ASEAN

While malnutrition is a global plague, it is a more acute problem in Asia. 

According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank Group published last year, more than half of all stunted children, almost half of all overweight children and more than two-thirds of all wasted children live in the region.

1 April 2019
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Tobacco is killing more Thais

In 2015, Thailand’s National Statistical Office revealed that the number of Thais above the age of 15 who smoked cigarettes had risen to 11.4 million from the previous year – an increase of 21 percent. It also revealed that every year there were about 50,000 Thais who died as a result of smoking.

16 March 2019
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Measles cases soar worldwide

Just 10 countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases last year, the United Nations (UN) children's agency said Friday, including one of the world's richest nations, France.

3 March 2019
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Tobacco’s murder streak continues

Three years ago, Thailand’s National Statistical Office revealed that the number of Thais above the age of 15 who smoked cigarettes had risen to 11.4 million in the previous year – an increase of 21 percent.

3 September 2018
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The re-emerging threat of measles

Last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released data showing that over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018, resulting in 37 deaths.

23 August 2018
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The widespread impact of cancer on Southeast Asia

It’s that time of the year again where people are handing out pink ribbons as part of a public awareness programme aimed at reminding women across the globe to head for a breast examination in order to combat breast cancer.

21 October 2017
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