Manila (ICRC) - Through a four-year pilot project that improved tuberculosis (TB) control processes in the Quezon City Jail (QCJ), more TB cases were found and treated among the detainees, and mortality rates significantly dropped.
Manila (ICRC) - Nearly 7,000 people have been displaced for more than a month following armed clashes between government security forces and armed groups in Basilan province, southern Philippines. These families left their homes and sources of livelihood after the hostilities started in November.
A public awareness campaign on respecting ambulances' right of way, entitled RastaDein, was launched in Karachi in 2016 as part of the Health Care in Danger project. A marked improvement has since been noted in motorists' behaviour.
Damascus/Geneva: Nearly 150 civilians, most of whom were disabled or in urgent need of care, were evacuated late night from a hospital in the Old City of Aleppo, in a joint operation by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Yangon/Myitkyina (ICRC) - The first physical rehabilitation centre in the northern part of Myanmar officially opens its doors today in Myitkyina, Kachin State, following an investment of 1.98 billion Myanmar Kyats (1.5 million US dollars) by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Beijing - The tenth edition of the international humanitarian law (IHL) moot competition- an inter-university competition on IHL -opens today in China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Northern Beijing.