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WHO Endorses Plans for: Tobacco Control, Mental Health

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:04 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 14 October 2014 – At the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific on Tuesday, the Regional Committee endorsed the Regional Action Plan for the Tobacco Free Initiative in the Western Pacific (2015–2019) ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Dengue Workshop

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 10:04 am | World Health Organisation

Collaboration needed in fight against dengue as nearly half of the world’s population is at risk More >>

Antibiotic resistance repory: serious, worldwide threat

Friday, 2 May 2014, 12:07 pm | World Health Organisation

A new report by WHO–its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally–reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the ... More >>

WHO stresses need to fight malaria now more than ever

Saturday, 26 April 2014, 2:53 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 25 April 2014 -On World Malaria Day, 25 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region underscores the urgent need to strengthen investment and political commitment for malaria control at a time when international financing ... More >>

A Stronger Public Health Framework for a Healthier World

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:48 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 11 April 2014 – As the global burden of overweight, obesity and diabetes grows alarmingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region has supported a landmark consultation co-hosted by the International Development ... More >>

World Health Day 2014: “Small bite, big threat”

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 1:47 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 4 April 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region and key partners including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are observing World Health Day on 7 April with a call for greater vigilance and action in tackling ... More >>

WHO South-East Asia Region certified polio-free

Friday, 28 March 2014, 9:09 am | World Health Organisation

WHO South-East Asia Region, home to a quarter of the world’s population, was certified polio-free today by an independent commission under the WHO certification process. This is the fourth of six WHO Regions to be certified, marking an important step ... More >>

WHO Data and Warning on the Impact of Air Pollution

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 11:55 am | World Health Organisation

An estimated 2.8 million deaths in the Western Pacific Region in 2012 from heart disease, lung cancer and other illnesses linked to air pollution. More >>

An urgent call to action on World TB

Sunday, 23 March 2014, 3:47 pm | World Health Organisation

Far too many cases are being missed and multidrug-resistant TB is on the rise MANILA, 22 March 2014 – On World TB Day (24 March), the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region reiterates the need for governments, policy-makers, health ... More >>

Ideas for mental health support in emergencies shared

Monday, 16 December 2013, 7:16 pm | World Health Organisation

Manila, Philippines - The World Health Organization shared with the Philippines Department of Health information about a humane, supportive and practical help to people who are suffering after crisis events. More >>

Rebuilding shattered health system an urgent priority

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 12:28 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, Philippines | 6 December 2013 — One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies as top priorities expanding essential health services, reviving clinics and hospitals, preventing disease and ... More >>

Increased assistance needed for Typhoon survivors

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 10:59 am | World Health Organisation

Increased assistance needed to address disabilities in wake of Typhoon Yolanda MANILA, Philippines, 3 December 2013 — The World Health Organization (WHO) says people who sustained serious injuries from Typhoon Yolanda need greater access to rehabilitation ... More >>

Latin America advances to universal access to HIV treatment

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 1:22 pm | World Health Organisation

Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). More >>

Philippines Government launches mass vaccination campaign

Friday, 22 November 2013, 6:49 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, Philippines ¦ 22 November 2013 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippines Department of Health have launched a vaccination campaign to prevent outbreaks of measles and polio among survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda ... More >>

WHO urges more investment to eliminate tuberculosis

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 8:13 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 24 October 2013 – While the WHO Western Pacific Region remains on track to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6 concerning halting and reversing tuberculosis incidences by 2015, the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western ... More >>

Reducing the Burden of Hepatitis In Western Pacific Region

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 3:44 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 28 July 2013 – In celebration of World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region urges governments to intensify comprehensive control efforts against hepatitis to achieve the goal of less than 1% of hepatitis ... More >>

Healthy Islands – Healthy Pacific

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 5:00 pm | World Health Organisation

APIA, Samoa, 29 June 2013 – Delegates from about 20 Pacific Island countries and territories will gather in Apia this week when the Government of Samoa hosts the Tenth Pacific Health Minsters Meeting from 2 to 4 July 2013. The control of noncommunicable ... More >>

Addressing the epidemic of violence against women

Saturday, 22 June 2013, 10:29 am | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 21 June 2013 – Nearly a quarter of women (24.6%) in the low- and middle-income countries of the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region have been victims of violence by an intimate partner. More >>

WHO: Totally Ban Tobacco Adverts, Promotion & Sponsorship

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 3:42 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 30 May 2013 – On World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a comprehensive ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. More >>

Novel Coronavirus Situation

Monday, 13 May 2013, 4:49 pm | World Health Organisation

The emergence of this new coronavirus is globally recognized as an important and major challenge for all of the countries which have been affected as well as the rest of the world. The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recognized ... More >>



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