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Dengue down but not out in Sri Lanka
11 June 2014 (IRIN ), Better detection and care has led to a dramatic fall in the number of deaths from dengue fever in Sri Lanka over the past five years, but health experts warn there has been no corresponding decline in infection rates, highlighting the need for more effective prevention.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100194/Dengue-down-but-not-out-in-Sri-Lanka
Vietnam's counterfeit condom crisis
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), A new report warning that nearly half of the commercially-available condoms in Vietnam are of poor quality has health officials worried the country’s tenuous gains in safer sex habits could be at risk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100190/Vietnam-s-counterfeit-condom-crisis
Civilians begin to flee new offensive against Pakistan militants
6 June 2014 (IRIN ), The ancient Pakistani town of Bannu, lying just outside the North Waziristan Agency– a stronghold for insurgents operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan – is a now a centre for displaced families escaping a looming government offensive in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100175/Civilians-begin-to-flee-new-offensive-against-Pakistan-militants
Philippines government ‘must do better’ to rebuild education
6 June 2014 (IRIN ), As some students in areas hit by the Philippines’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan troop back to school this month, the government’s efforts in rebuilding the education service has been met with concerns that, seven-months on, access to learning remains a challenge for far too many children.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100182/Philippines-government-must-do-better-to-rebuild-education
Market solutions to Cambodia's toilet troubles
5 June 2014 (IRIN ), Having money in your pocket does not translate into a toilet in your home, so Cambodian sanitation campaigners are trying new ways to encourage latrine construction in a country where years of awareness and subsidy campaigns have not been flush with success.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100171/Market-solutions-to-Cambodia-s-toilet-troubles
Sri Lanka offers lessons on how not to manage water
4 June 2014 (IRIN ), Angry paddy farmers blocked major roads in the Minneriya and Girithale areas in Sri Lanka’s North Eastern Polonnaruwa region last month, complaining the government had not released enough water for their rice to grow; they claimed they had lost 50,000 hectares of crops, or 1.75 million kg.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100170/Sri-Lanka-offers-lessons-on-how-not-to-manage-water
Toxic poultry feed threatens Bangladesh's poor
2 June 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh's leather tanneries are notoriously filthy, exposing workers and neighbours to toxic chemicals. And recent studies show that poultry feed produced from industry scraps may also be putting the health of millions throughout the country at risk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100160/Toxic-poultry-feed-threatens-Bangladesh-s-poor
More investment needed to reduce stunting in Timor-Leste
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), New data indicate that stunting among under-five children is being reduced in Timor-Leste, but experts warn much greater investment is needed in areas such as micronutrient supplementation, salt iodization and education to bring levels down further.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100147/More-investment-needed-to-reduce-stunting-in-Timor-Leste
Philippines still rebuilding six months after typhoon’s visit
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), More than six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large parts of the central Philippines, progress is being made in rebuilding livelihoods. However, huge challenges remain in making them sustainable.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100148/Philippines-still-rebuilding-six-months-after-typhoon-s-visit
Bleak outlook for 96,000 Kachin IDPs three years on
27 May 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly three years after renewed fighting erupted in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State, aid workers say the humanitarian situation is deteriorating. Tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in limbo, unsure of their future.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100138/Bleak-outlook-for-96-000-Kachin-IDPs-three-years-on

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