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WHO Appeals for US$ 8.7 Million to Rejuvenate Gaza’s Health

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:38 pm | WHO

Almost half of the hospitals in Gaza were damaged or destroyed during the conflict, including Al Wafa Hospital More >>

WHO Declares End of Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:27 pm | WHO

The Ebola virus was introduced into Nigeria on 20 July when an infected Liberian man arrived by aeroplane into Lagos, Africa's most populous city. The man, who died in hospital 5 days later, set off a chain of transmission that infected a total of ... More >>

Rebuilding the Health System in central Philippines

Monday, 23 December 2013, 9:57 am | WHO

Manila, December 21, 2013 - For the World Health Organization (WHO), rebuilding the health system is going to be part and parcel of rebuilding lives and livelihoods in central Philippines. Thousands of health facilities were damaged when Typhoon ... More >>

Hemant Goswami gets WHO Award for 'Tobacco Control'

Friday, 31 May 2013, 2:20 pm | WHO

Renowned Chandigarh based social activist Hemant Goswami has been awarded the 'World No Tobacco Day' award by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO awards are given annually to organisations and/or person for their contribution in tobacco control, ... More >>

WHO Urges Strengthening Protective Factors Against Suicide

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 3:54 pm | WHO

MANILA, 10 September 2012 – On World Suicide Prevention Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on its Member States in the Western Pacific to take firmer action to reduce the region's more than 600 suicides per day. More >>

US & Others To Restore Over 18 Million Hectares Of Forest

Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 4:34 pm | WHO

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 June, 2012 (IUCN) – USA forest service, Rwanda, a Brazilian coalition and indigenous groups from Mesoamerica have committed to restoring a total of more than 18 million hectares of their forest landscape. This will pump billions ... More >>

Asean Dengue Day: One Year On

Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 4:29 pm | WHO

Manila, Philippines, 15 June 2012 —The World Health Organization (WHO) joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in marking ASEAN Dengue Day on 15 June. More >>

WHO collaborating centre for tobacco control Hong Kong

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 9:57 am | WHO

WHO News Release WHO collaborating centre for tobacco control launched in Hong Kong HONG KONG, 10 April 2012 – A new WHO collaborating centre was named here today to help smokers quit and to reduce the heavy toll of tobacco-related deaths in the ... More >>

WHO Urges Member States To Accelerate Fight Against TB

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 2:45 pm | WHO

MANILA, 22 March 2012 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific marks World TB Day on 24 March with a call to Member States to accelerate the fight against tuberculosis. "Despite successes, the TB burden in the Western Pacific ... More >>

Use WHO FCTC to Defend Against Tobacco Industry

Friday, 23 March 2012, 10:22 am | WHO

WHO Press Release Chan, Health Ministers: Use WHO FCTC to Defend Against Tobacco Industry SINGAPORE, 21 March 2012 – Full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) – particularly provisions on countering tobacco industry ... More >>

WHO Supports Higher Tobacco Taxes In The Philippines

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 11:29 am | WHO

MANILA, 12 March 2012 – Dr Shin Young-soo, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, expresses "full support" for the Philippines Department of Health's efforts to raise tobacco taxes and prices. "Higher cigarette prices would discourage ... More >>

Latin American Health Journalism Award Winners

Friday, 19 August 2011, 12:04 pm | WHO

Three journalists whose reports examine the underlying causes of antimicrobial resistance in Latin America won the 2011 Latin American Health Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Red-Salud, ... More >>

Poor research practices hampering health work, WHO warns

Friday, 19 August 2011, 11:34 am | WHO

MANILA, 17 August 2011—The World Health Organization (WHO) today expressed disappointment that there is often a lack of relevant evidence to guide important clinical and programme decisions. More >>

Some progress on women's rights, says WHO

Monday, 7 March 2011, 4:17 pm | WHO

MANILA, 7 March 2011-International Women's Day is marking its 100th anniversary, but despite overall progress, much more needs to be done to create a genuine impact on the status of women, particularly in developing countries. More >>

WHO Report on Alcohol Violence Significant Says Police

Monday, 28 February 2011, 2:35 pm | WHO

There is no doubt that one of the key drivers behind the escalating levels of violent crime in Australia and New Zealand is the misuse of alcohol, says Commissioner McRoberts. Mr McRoberts, ANZPAA Operation Unite Alcohol spokesperson was speaking out in support ... More >>

Experts Start Verifying Measles, Rubella Elimination

Saturday, 11 December 2010, 1:37 pm | WHO

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION http://www.paho.org/ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION http://www.who.int/ News and Public Information News Release Experts Start Verifying Measles, Rubella Elimination in the Americas Washington, D.C. December 10, 2010 (PAHO) ... More >>

Poverty and Ill-Health are Linked in Urban Areas

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 11:26 am | WHO

A new report published today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) shows for the first time how ill-health is linked to poverty in cities, and not just among the poorest urban populations. ... More >>

PAHO Briefs NGO Partners on Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 1:02 pm | WHO

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) hosted a meeting today of its major partners working on the cholera epidemic in Haiti to discuss the most pressing needs on the ground and to coordinate actions for a more effective and efficient response. More >>

Japan: Global mayors meet to address urban health

Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 10:44 am | WHO

In an unprecedented demonstration of global collaboration, city and national leaders from around the world are coming together in Kobe, Japan, to develop policies to improve the health of city dwellers. More >>

WHO urges Pacific Islanders to quit smoking

Thursday, 27 May 2010, 9:59 am | WHO

WHO urges Pacific Islanders to prevent or give up tobacco on World No Tobacco Day Press Release – Suva, 27 May, 2010 More >>

 

 

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