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Aug 18, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2017 – Strong and generous women from Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), came together recently to donate Nikkiso dialysis machine to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF...

Aug 11, 2017

Manila, 10 August 2017 – Habitat for Humanity is planning a three-phase relief, repair, and rebuilding response to help families affected by the devastating floods that ravaged India's western and north-eastern states recently. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs estimates that the monsoon floods have affected over 3...

Aug 11, 2017

Hong Kong, 11 August 2017 – Young people in the region will join experts and other stakeholders in the cause for decent and sustainable housing as the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum presents its inaugural Youth Congress. The session will convene local and regional youth leaders to articulate their roles in...

Jul 25, 2017

Hong Kong, 21 July 2017 – National housing issues and priorities take center stage as four countries in the Asia-Pacific region gather housing industry experts for discussions leading up to the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in September.

Jun 24, 2017

Water, sanitation and hygiene kits will be distributed to families hit by the worst flood since 2003

COLOMBO, June 23, 2017– Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will assist families affected by what is reportedly the worst flood in over a decade through shelter and sanitation solutions. Water, sanitation and...

May 27, 2017

Unable to attend school, children learn at alternative sites

May 2017—In Maguindanao and North Cotabato, two provinces in the Philippines’ southern Mindanao region, pervasive instability due to violent extremism, poverty and underdevelopment prevents many children from obtaining a basic education.

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Apr 22, 2017

Manila, 21 April 2017 – Habitat for Humanity’s youth-focused campaign “Habitat Young Leaders Build” exceeds its target to mobilize about three million supporters across Asia-Pacific to donate their time, effort, and voices to advance the cause of decent housing.

Following the April 22 culmination of Habitat’...

Mar 10, 2017

One midwife’s relentless determination to give families a healthy start

Joy Abuyabor is a midwife from Leyte, in the central region of the Philippines called Visayas. Since 2008, she has been operating her family health care and maternity clinic so more babies can be delivered safely and parents can seek...

Mar 08, 2017

Phnom Penh, March 8, 2017 — This International Women’s Day, The Asia Foundation honors eight stories of female ingenuity and bravery that have been chosen as winners of the Let’s Read! children’s story competition in Cambodia titled Girls Can Do Anything. The Girls Can Do Anything competition was organized to...

Feb 16, 2017

Manila, Philippines, 14 February 2017 – As part of its global “100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project”, Panasonic Corporation donated 3,900 solar lanterns to 14 humanitarian and non-governmental organizations in the Philippines. Out of these 3,900 pieces, 1,500 were personal donations made by employees under the...

Feb 05, 2017

Without running water, students face hygiene challenges and education is disrupted

Romyla Macanas and Ella Maeh Lopez know how essential clean water is for good hygiene. The two teenagers are in the 10th grade at Tolosa National High School in Leyte province in the central region of the Philippines.

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Dec 19, 2016

Hong Kong event in September 2017 is expected to draw more than 300 delegates

Sep 20, 2016

Phnom Penh, September 19, 2016 — Yesterday, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children, a program that will develop a line of high-quality, Khmer-language storybooks. Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children addresses one of the root causes for the weak...

Aug 26, 2016

-Focus on Countries with High Unmet Medical Needs & the Inclusion of Innovative Medicines-
-Announcement coincides with TICAD VI and the opening of new Takeda offices in Nairobi, Kenya-