World to miss some targets on neglected diseases affecting one billion people - WHO chief [ 23m ago ]


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World to miss some targets on neglected diseases affecting one billion people - WHO chief

ABU DHABI, Nov 19 -- Although many impressive results have been achieved in controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), affecting more than one billion people in 149 countries, the world is still going to miss some further targets in this regard, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus.

Miri will become the first smart city in Sarawak

KUCHING, Nov 19 -- Sarawak is planning to launch a pilot project to turn Miri into a Smart City model for the state.

S Korea to invest US$4.2 bln for Incheon Airport expansion

SEOUL, Nov 19 -- South Korea will invest 4.84 trillion won (US$4.2 billion) to expand its main airport by 2024 to meet rapidly rising travel demand, reported Yonhap News Agency, quoting the transport ministry Tuesday.

Lack of digital adoption causing SMEs to lag behind

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 -- The lack of digital adoption is causing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to lag behind in the region, said Fave Asia Technologies Sdn Bhd co-founder Yeoh Chen Chow.

Bursa Malaysia launches virtual education programme

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 -- Bursa Malaysia Bhd has launched Mirror, Learn & Trade (MLT), a first-of-its-kind virtual education programme in Malaysia in collaboration with some of the country’s leading analysts.

Earthworks on Mount Erskine for road construction

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 19 -- The Penang Island City Council has clarified that the earthworks on the hill slope of Mount Erskine close to several apartment blocks in Tanjung Tokong here are for constructing a road which connects Persiaran Halia 3 to Jalan Mount Erskine.

Police nab trio, seize drugs worth RM226,600

MUAR, Nov 19 -- Police detained three men and seized RM226,600 worth of drugs in a raid on a house in Parit Bakar, Darat here on Sunday.