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Disability News for Asia and Pacific Regions Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Asia-Pacific category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Disability News for Asia and Pacific Regions Publications

2018-04-10 : 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.

2017-09-07 : Collective Endeavors Towards Creating an Accessible Kathmandu Valley : First access audit campaign in Kathmandu aimed to promote accessibility as prerequisite for persons with disabilities.

2015-12-02 : Hong Kong Businesses Support Employees with Disabilities : H.K. Government committed to encouraging employment of persons with disabilities.

2015-01-19 : 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.

2014-12-31 : 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.

2014-10-30 : 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.

2014-05-28 : Pass Bill to Provide Accessible Pedestrian Traffic Signals Lawmaker Urges Congress : 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.

2014-01-31 : 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.

2013-06-20 : For People with Disabilities 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.

2013-03-17 : Physically Disabled Exempt from Financing Restrictions on Motor Vehicle Loans - Singapore : MAS announce flexibility for physically disabled and their caregivers by exempting them from credit restrictions for purchase of motor vehicle.

2012-07-08 : 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.

2011-09-26 : 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.

2011-07-30 : America Provides Support for Persons with Disabilities in Lao PDR : Funds will support the development of the Lao Rehabilitation Program through the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE).

2011-07-12 : 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.

2011-07-08 : Inteva Products China Honored for Commitment to Help Disabled : The Shanghai leadership team was honored for their work with the Blue Sky Foundation which helps train local handicapped people for future employment opportunities.

2011-05-22 : 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.

2011-05-09 : 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.

2011-03-15 : Nursing Home Boom in China : The number of nursing homes in Nanjing grew from only three in 1980 to more than 140 in 2009.

2011-03-12 : Japan Earthquake Updates and Information : Recent updates and information regarding the earthquake in Japan including nuclear power plant condition.

2011-01-29 : 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.

2010-12-08 : 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.

2010-09-29 : 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.

2010-09-21 : Bali Campaign to Eradicate Rabies : The Bali government has committed to a more humane and successful approach to eradicating rabies.

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.

2010-09-09 : Canada-China Policy Dialog on Health : Second Canada-China Policy Dialog on Health hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Health in Shanghai.

2010-08-27 : 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.

2010-08-25 : 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.

2010-08-23 : 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.

2010-08-06 : Falls are Leading Cause of Injury Among Seniors in China : Falls are the most common injury for both urban and rural elderly in China.

2010-08-03 : 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.

2010-07-28 : Hold the Future joins East Meets West Foundation : Hold the Future joins East Meets West Foundation to celebrate the Life is Beautiful campaign.

2010-07-05 : 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.

2010-06-22 : Vietnam Enacts First Disability Law : National Assembly of Vietnam first comprehensive national law guaranteeing the rights of people with disabilities.

2010-06-21 : 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.

2010-06-21 : Website for Disabled People Launched - Hanoi, Vietnam : Vietnam National Coordinating Council for Disabilities (NCCD) new website in Hanoi Vietnam for persons with disabilities.

2010-06-18 : 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.

2010-04-09 : Disability Inclusive Development in the Pacific and Asia - Disability Events : Disability Inclusive Development conference in the Pacific and Asia 15-17 September 2010, Darwin Convention Center, Australia.

2010-03-16 : Overview of Disability in China : Social attitudes towards people with disabilities have gone through a gradual change in China.

2010-03-15 : Wealth Buys Health - Even in China : Studies in the United States have long shown that rich people tend to be healthier than poor people.

2010-03-14 : Disability in Japan : The nation of Japan has a new, long-term program for government measures related to people with disabilities.

2009-10-06 : 50 Million Vaccinated Against Deadly Brain Infection : Japanese encephalitis invades the central nervous system and can cause seizures paralysis and death.

2009-10-01 : World Vision Aid for Indonesia Earthquake Aftershocks : World Vision is preparing emergency response to children and families impacted by the earthquake in Indonesia.

2009-04-30 : 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.

2009-04-04 : 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.

2008-11-01 : Health News from Asia World Stroke Day : According to the World Health Organization every year 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke.

2008-10-20 : 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.

2008-10-09 : 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.

2008-10-06 : Asian Health Disability and Seniors News - 6 October 2008 : Latest health news from Asia including news for persons with disabilities and Asian seniors.

2008-10-01 : 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.

2008-09-26 : 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.

2008-09-24 : Personal Airbags for the Elderly : A Japanese company has made an airbag designed to stop elderly people injuring themselves by falling over.

2008-09-21 : Shortage of Doctors in Japan : Lately an acute shortage of doctors in Japan are leaving hospitals unable to treat even emergency cases.

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