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Call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:37 am | World Health Organisation

Amid concern over drug resistance, Mekong countries call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030 NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar 8 December 2017 – Representatives from Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and ... More >>

Cook Islands’ Elizabeth Iro now WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 7:50 pm | World Health Organisation

World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros appoints Cook Islands’ Elizabeth Iro as WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer BRISBANE, Australia, 12 October 2017 – Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today appointed Ms Elizabeth Iro as the Chief Nursing ... More >>

WHO Targets Measles, Rubella, HIV, Hep B & Syphilis

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:05 am | World Health Organisation

Regional health leaders target elimination of: measles and rubella; HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis in babies More >>

Getting Kids to Eat Veges Key to Ending Childhood Obesity

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:09 pm | World Health Organisation

Getting kids to make brave food choices with fresh food they grow, harvest and prepare is part of the mission of the Empower food education programme, which is marking World Obesity Day on 11 October with a great vegetarian pizza recipe all kids will ... More >>

Dealing with trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 6:26 pm | World Health Organisation

Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness MANILA | 19 September 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic ... More >>

Slow down to save lives

Friday, 5 May 2017, 7:40 pm | World Health Organisation

Slow down to save lives MANILA, 5 May 2017 — One of the simplest ways to avoid road traffic crashes and the millions of deaths and injuries they cause is to slow down. This warning is the World Health Organization (WHO) theme for the upcoming ... More >>

Gender equality makes everyone healthier: WHO

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:06 am | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 6 March 2017 — On International Women's Day (8 March), the World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the powerful link between gender equality and health and well-being. More >>

WHO stops the sale of sugary drinks in its cafeteria

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:33 am | World Health Organisation

Walking the talk: WHO takes a bold step to stop the sale and service of sugary drinks in its cafeteria More >>

Zika: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:24 am | World Health Organisation

WHO statement on the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations More >>

A decade of ensuring a world free from tobacco-related harms

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:39 am | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 27 February 2015 – As the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) marks a decade of saving lives, WHO in the Western Pacific Region is urging governments and policy-makers to continue efforts to protect ... More >>

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 >>



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