Team Europe COVID-19 response: EU announces €20 million to support health systems in ASEAN

As part of Team Europe’s global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union announced today a new €20 million programme to support the preparedness and response capacities of our partners in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The South-East Asia Pandemic Response and Preparedness programme will be implemented by the World Health Organization, […]

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 30 November 2020

Last week saw the first decline in newly-reported cases globally since September. This is no time for complacency, especially with the holiday season approaching in many cultures and countries. The COVID-19 pandemic will change the way we celebrate, but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. The changes you make will depend on where you live. […]

Thailand Commended for Its Successful Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) has applauded Thailand’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic within the country.   A delegation from USABC paid a courtesy call on Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, on 24 November 2020. The delegation reiterated its support for Thailand on the post-COVID-19 economic […]

COVID-19 emergency response – Asia Pacific Regional situation report #21, 16 November, 2020

Key Concerns Lack of availability and access to food can negatively affect children’s health and nutrition and also put children under 5 at risk for malnutrition in countries affected by floods and tropical storms. Continuous risk messaging and safe access to clean water and sanitation facilities will prevent communities from furthering the spread of COVID-19 […]