Disability News for Asia and Pacific Regions Document List
Summary: Our library below features 50 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Asia-Pacific News category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Asia-Pacific News RSS feed.
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Almost 100M Adults Have COPD in China Mainly Due to Smoking and Air Pollution
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is widespread in China with 8.6% of the adult population - almost 100 million people - suffering from the chronic lung disease.
Publish Date: 2018-04-10
Collective Endeavors Towards Creating an Accessible Kathmandu Valley
First access audit campaign in Kathmandu aimed to promote accessibility as prerequisite for persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2017-09-07
Hong Kong Businesses Support Employees with Disabilities
H.K. Government committed to encouraging employment of persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2015-12-02 - Updated: 2017-12-23
People with Disabilities in Hong Kong Twice as Likely to Face Poverty
Almost half of people with disabilities living in Hong Kong live in poverty, more than double the rate for the general population.
Publish Date: 2015-01-19 - Updated: 2018-04-11
Asian Tsunami 2004: SAARC Academia Marks 10th Anniversary
A ten day summit has been organized by academicians of SAARC region universities to mark the 10th anniversary of Tsunami.
Publish Date: 2014-12-31 - Updated: 2021-09-24
Japan Funds Disability Project in Jenin Refugee Camp
Japanese government funds project for Developing the Prosthetic and Orthotic Fabrication and Rehabilitation Facilities for the Disabled in Jenin Refugee Camp.
Publish Date: 2014-10-30 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Bill to Provide Accessible Pedestrian Traffic Signals
A lawmaker has called on Congress to pass bill providing all traffic lights with audible signals to help persons with disabilities, seniors and pregnant pedestrians.
Publish Date: 2014-05-28 - Updated: 2021-07-11
Use of Lower Paid Contract Nurses in China May Compromise Patient Care
Study finds disproportionate number of contract nurses had higher levels of patient dissatisfaction which prior research linked to lower quality care and worse outcomes.
Publish Date: 2014-01-31 - Updated: 2021-09-09
For Disabled in China a Harmonious Society is an Inclusive Society
In China for people with disabilities and their families a harmonious society would more specifically mean an inclusive society.
Publish Date: 2013-06-20 - Updated: 2022-01-27
Singapore Physically Disabled Exempt from Financing Restrictions on Vehicle Loans
MAS announce flexibility for physically disabled and their caregivers by exempting them from credit restrictions for purchase of motor vehicles.
Publish Date: 2013-03-17 - Updated: 2021-05-13
Diabetes Levels in Children Higher in China than U.S.
Study finds Chinese teenagers have a rate of diabetes nearly four times greater than their counterparts in the United States.
Publish Date: 2012-07-08 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Helping Disabled in Vietnam - Clinton Global Initiative
High rates of physical and mental disabilities have continued to afflict the Vietnamese causing heartache to families and a major economic burden to the country.
Publish Date: 2011-09-26
U.S. Provides Support for Disabled in Lao PDR
United States Ambassador to Lao PDR signs an agreement to provide improved orthotic services for people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011-07-30 - Updated: 2022-01-27
Healthy Habits Linked to Chinese Child Obesity
Children from well off Chinese families who say they are physically active and eat plenty of vegetables but few sweets are more likely to be overweight.
Publish Date: 2011-07-12 - Updated: 2022-02-15
Leading the Way for Children in China
Medical Care Technologies Inc headquartered in Beijing China has positioned itself to lead the modernization of pediatric healthcare throughout the country.
Publish Date: 2011-05-22 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Autism in South Korea Estimated at 1 in 38
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in South Korea affect an estimated 2.64% of the population of school age children equivalent to 1 in 38 children.
Publish Date: 2011-05-09
Nursing Home Boom in China
The number of nursing homes in Nanjing grew from only three in 1980 to more than 140 in 2009.
Publish Date: 2011-03-15 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Japan Earthquake Updates and Information
Recent updates and information regarding the earthquake in Japan including nuclear power plant condition.
Publish Date: 2011-03-12 - Updated: 2017-12-23
ID Cards for Elderly and Disabled Persons - Fiji
More than 60,000 people will benefit from the bus fare concession for the elderly and people with disability.
Publish Date: 2011-01-29
Rapid Population Aging Will Raise Critical Challenges for Asian Governments
Challenges posed by a rapidly aging population will be one of the most difficult tasks for Asian governments.
Publish Date: 2010-12-08
P&G Brings Live Well Collaborative to Singapore
New research center led by Singapore Polytechnic to help companies revolutionize product design and development for consumers in Asia aged 50 and above.
Publish Date: 2010-09-29
Bali Campaign to Eradicate Rabies
The Bali government has committed to a more humane and successful approach to eradicating rabies.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Changing Lives in Vietnam
AOFAS surgeons transformed lives of more than 600 Vietnamese children and adults with lower extremity deformities and disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21 - Updated: 2017-06-03
Canada-China Policy Dialog on Health
Second Canada-China Policy Dialog on Health hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Health in Shanghai.
Publish Date: 2010-09-09 - Updated: 2017-12-23
China PharmaHub Introduces a Magic Bullet Liver Cancer Therapy
FDA approved version of this cancer therapy already improved quality of life and longer life expectancy with minimum side effects for patients suffering from inoperable liver cancer in the United States.
Publish Date: 2010-08-27 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Reportlinker Adds Electric Vehicles in East Asia 2011-2021
Electric cars only account for about half of the value of the electric vehicle business worldwide.
Publish Date: 2010-08-25
Caring for Post-disaster, Disabled Children and Orphans - China Disability News
Wings of HNA Caring for Children Summer Camp by China Ministry of Civil Affairs and UNICEF to support children with special care needs.
Publish Date: 2010-08-23 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Falls are Leading Cause of Injury Among Seniors in China
Falls are the most common injury for both urban and rural elderly in China.
Publish Date: 2010-08-06 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Pakistan to Create South Asia Disability Forum
Government of Pakistan establishment of South Asian Disability Forum to network DPOs and NGOs in South Asis regardless of the types of disability.
Publish Date: 2010-08-03
Hold the Future joins East Meets West Foundation
Hold the Future joins East Meets West Foundation to celebrate the Life is Beautiful campaign.
Publish Date: 2010-07-28
Disabilities in Somalia - Disability Action Network
People with a disability in Somalia are often disregarded by their families as their disabilities are considered a burden.
Publish Date: 2010-07-05
Vietnam Enacts First Disability Law
National Assembly of Vietnam first comprehensive national law guaranteeing the rights of people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-06-22
Project of Baosteel Providing Aids to Disabled in Yushu China
Qinghai Yushu earthquake in China has left more than 3200 disabled people in dire need of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
Publish Date: 2010-06-21 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Website for Disabled People Launched - Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam National Coordinating Council for Disabilities (NCCD) new website in Hanoi Vietnam for persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-06-21
Illinois Ophthalmologists Dedicate Facility to Serve Blind in Vietnam
Blind and visually disabled individuals in the District of Vinh Linh, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, will have access to services, life skills and job training.
Publish Date: 2010-06-18
Overview of Disability in China
Social attitudes towards people with disabilities have gone through a gradual change in China.
Publish Date: 2010-03-16 - Updated: 2018-04-23
Wealth Buys Health - Even in China
Studies in the United States have long shown that rich people tend to be healthier than poor people.
Publish Date: 2010-03-15 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Disability in Japan: Overview and Statistics
The nation of Japan has a new, long-term program for government measures related to people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-03-14 - Updated: 2018-10-27
50 Million Vaccinated Against Deadly Brain Infection
Japanese encephalitis invades the central nervous system and can cause seizures paralysis and death.
Publish Date: 2009-10-06
World Vision Aid for Indonesia Earthquake Aftershocks
World Vision is preparing emergency response to children and families impacted by the earthquake in Indonesia.
Publish Date: 2009-10-01
Death Penalty in Japan - EU Japan Summit
FIDH partner organization in Japan call upon the European Union to put issue of death penalty in Japan at the top of agenda.
Publish Date: 2009-04-30 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Pakistan Urged to set up Centers for Autistic Patients
Speakers at a seminar urged the government to establish schools and centers to create awareness about autism.
Publish Date: 2009-04-04
Health News from Asia World Stroke Day
According to the World Health Organization every year 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke.
Publish Date: 2008-11-01 - Updated: 2009-05-17
Disability and Asian Health News 20 Oct 2008
Seven health issues were identified by the Ministers of Health of the ASEAN member-states and the Peoples Republic of China.
Publish Date: 2008-10-20 - Updated: 2010-01-17
New Video Game uses Brain Waves
Willpower has released a new video game in which players move game characters via a headset that controlled by their brain waves.
Publish Date: 2008-10-09 - Updated: 2009-01-12
Asian Health Disability and Seniors News - 6 October 2008
Latest health news from Asia including news for persons with disabilities and Asian seniors.
Publish Date: 2008-10-06 - Updated: 2009-08-31
Asian Disability and Health News Weekly Roundup 1 Oct 2008
Weekly review of disability and health news from Asia and surrounding countries for the week ending 1 October 2008.
Publish Date: 2008-10-01 - Updated: 2009-01-12
Half a Million Women Die per year from Childbirth Complications
Globally more than half a million women die each year because of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Publish Date: 2008-09-26 - Updated: 2009-01-22
Personal Airbags for the Elderly
A Japanese company has made an airbag designed to stop elderly people injuring themselves by falling over.
Publish Date: 2008-09-24 - Updated: 2011-08-27
Shortage of Doctors in Japan
Lately an acute shortage of doctors in Japan are leaving hospitals unable to treat even emergency cases.
Publish Date: 2008-09-21 - Updated: 2017-12-23
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