Move over SARS-CoV-2, dengue’s back and it’s not waiting for you

Move over SARS-CoV-2, dengue’s back and it’s not waiting for you

The onset of the Asean wet season has seen the return of one of the region’s perennial scourges, dengue fever, with cases across the region already dwarfing those for COVID-19 in many member states. Figures from across the region show that dengue fever has already affected more than 230,280 people, killing no fewer than 750 […]

Philippines hardest hit as dengue cuts a deadly path through Asean

Philippines hardest hit as dengue cuts a deadly path through Asean

The Philippines remains the hardest hit of Asean member states reporting outbreaks of the debilitating and frequently fatal mosquito born disease dengue this year, with more than 720 deaths and a further 167,000 people infected between January 1 and July 27. Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told journalists yesterday (Aug 13) that the number […]

Waste management: Singapore builds an island of hope from trash (video)

Singapore may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but each day it is growing a little bigger thanks to its ingenious method of trash management and disposal. While neighbouring countries are literally awash with ugly, putrid mountains of trash, Singapore is busily turning its trash into treasure with a man-made tourist attraction named Semakau […]

Singapore e-waste recycling programme to set targets on manufacturers

Singapore e-waste recycling programme to set targets on manufacturers

A recent study by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) found that each citizen disposes of the equivalent of 73 mobile phones in electronic waste (e-waste) a year, with only about 6 per cent being deposited in recycling bins. A major health hazard due to heavy metals that can leach into the groundwater, the Singapore government […]