Pakistan's ailing health service
Pakistan’s health sector is ailing; it lags behind 12 countries in the region with similar cultural and economic profiles, according to the medical journal The Lancet. Corruption, the lack of a national health insurance system, and low public spending all contribute to the problem, manifest in indicators such as the country's appalling child and maternal death rates. Full report
Calamity planning - Bangladesh role-plays quake response
7 May 2013
As Bangladesh armed forces retrieve bodies from the country’s worst ever industrial disaster, a garment factory collapse killing over 700, contingency planning is taking place for something worse - a long-predicted earthquake striking the mega-capital of Dhaka.