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Staying healthy and happy in Bhutan

Bhutan is using an innovative financing system to ensure its citizens have access to quality affordable health care.


by · Monday, 18 November 2019 · Bhutan

Pope decries that “greed of a few” worsens poverty of others

He lamented that people aren’t worried that income “gaps are increasing, that the greed of a few is adding to the poverty of many others.” Keeping a …

by · Sunday, 17 November 2019 · Philippines

Politburo examine development of Hue, Buon Ma Thuot cities

The poverty rate in the city has dropped significantly, and people’s living conditions improved. However, the province’s economic development has not …

by · Saturday, 16 November 2019 · Vietnam

3 decades later, it’s still a wild world for children

Poverty and disability magnify a child’s vulnerabilities since they limit access to necessary services such as education and the overall fulfillment of the …

by · Friday, 15 November 2019 · Philippines

House measure seeks automatic employment allocation for elderly

… is below the poverty threshold as determined by the Philippine Statistics Authority(PSA) are given priority employment through job matches provided …

by · Friday, 15 November 2019 · Philippines

A third of male workers think discussing periods at work is unprofessional

And this year has seen efforts made to address that, not only has Scotland offered free sanitary protection to women and girls living in period poverty, …

by · Friday, 15 November 2019 · Philippines

[OPINION] Breaking down doors, walls, and ceilings: A speech by Governor Kaka Bag-ao

Many people escape the shackles of poverty because of one thing: opportunity. This may be true for many people, but ‘many’ is not ‘all.’ …

by · Friday, 15 November 2019 · Oman, Philippines

Bangla connect

Nepal and Bangladesh share the same vision for South Asia: a more integrated region that can better tackle common problems like poverty, disease, …

by · Friday, 15 November 2019 · Bangladesh, Nepal

ADB approves $300-million anti-poverty loan to LGUs

This can lead to more jobs and poverty reduction. “ADB supports the Philippine government’s goal of creating a high-trust society, where citizens have …

by · Friday, 15 November 2019 · Philippines

Number of poor people in Cebu drops to 21.4%

THE poverty incident in the country dropped from 26.3 percent in the first half of 2015 to 21 percent in the first half of 2018, according to the Philippine …

by · Thursday, 14 November 2019 · Philippines