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Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Japan eliminate measles

Monday, 30 March 2015, 4:47 pm | WHO

Western Pacific Region achieves progress towards measles elimination, but challenges remain MACAO SAR (CHINA), 27 MARCH 2015 – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Japan have been verified as having achieved measles elimination by the Measles Regional ... More >>

Solomon Islands give emergency medical supplies to Vanuatu

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 7:52 am | WHO

PORT VILA, 25 March 2015 – A shipment of much-needed medical supplies arrived in Vanuatu yesterday. The supplies were donated by the Government of Solomon Islands. The supplies were transported from Honiara by the Australian military and include ... More >>

Cholera coalition urges support for water in Haiti

Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:58 pm | WHO

PAHO/WHO and partners in the Regional Coalition to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola welcome new support to improve water and sanitation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic More >>

Launch of New WHO Campaign

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 4:05 pm | WHO

(Rockville, MD- March 3, 2015) Today is International Ear Care Day, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is using the occasion to applaud and promote the launch of Make Listening Safe, a new campaign by the World Health Organization ... More >>

200 people drown each day in the Western Pacific Region

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:43 pm | WHO

MANILA, 18 November 2014 – More than 200 people drown each day in low- and middle-income countries in the Western Pacific Region, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest report on injury prevention, Global report on drowning: preventing a ... More >>

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 >>



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