Brendan Brady reports on politics, human rights, business, religion, culture and environmental issues in Asia and the Pacific. He works in print, video, photography and radio.
Posts tagged "Health"
Myanmar: Awaiting Change

Myanmar: Awaiting Change

Myanmar is experiencing a transition from military to semi-civilian rule. Its new government has released hundreds of political prisoners and relaxed controls on political association, civil society and the press. But for most of Myanmar’s people, who are among the poorest in Asia, reform has yet to improve basic services such as healthcare.
East Timor: Women Slow to Adopt Safer Birth Practices

East Timor: Women Slow to Adopt Safer Birth Practices

Babies are plentiful in Timor Leste - almost seven per woman on average - and so too are health problems in a country where chronic malnutrition is rampant and access to effective healthcare remains a luxury.
Nepal: Migrant Workers' Wives Talk Sex

Nepal: Migrant Workers’ Wives Talk Sex

Away from their wives for long periods, some male migrant workers turn to brothels. Nearly half of all new HIV cases in Nepal are recorded among people living in highway districts, which are home to high numbers of migratory workers.
Cambodia's drug rehab system decried

Cambodia’s drug rehab system decried

Rights groups and former detainees say it's rife with unlawful detention and physical abuse that masquerades as rehabilitation. The government denies the charges.
In Cambodia, Brush Back Against Street Sweeps

In Cambodia, Brush Back Against Street Sweeps

At night in Cambodia’s capital, parks once populated by sex workers fell silent. Streets and abandoned lots in the center of Phnom Penh where drug addicts and homeless slept lay empty. The city’s underbelly had been washed away.