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Almost Everyone Now Breathing Polluted Air, Warns WHO

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 6:48 am | WHO

An astonishing 99 per cent of the world’s population breathes polluted air that exceeds internationally approved limits, with negative health impacts kicking in at much lower levels than previously thought, UN medical scientists said on Monday ... More >>

TB down in past decade; universal health coverage key

Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:43 pm | WHO

TB down in past decade; universal health coverage key to faster progress MANILA, 23 MARCH 2018 – New estimates show a 14% reduction in the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region over the past ... More >>

WHO recommends continuation of strong disease control

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 10:30 am | WHO

WHO recommends continuation of strong disease control measures to bring MERS-CoV outbreak in Republic of Korea to an end More >>

Tobacco control legislation in Beijing benefits millions

Sunday, 7 June 2015, 10:47 am | WHO

MANILA, 5 June 2015 - Today, people living in the fifth most populous city in the world may breathe a little easier. Sweeping tobacco control measures came into effect in Beijing, China on 1 June that ban smoking in all indoor public places including ... More >>

Protect your community: Get vaccinated

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:10 pm | WHO

MANILA, 26 April 2015 – An estimated 1.5 million children worldwide die each year of diseases that can be readily prevented by vaccines. On World Immunization Week (24 April – 3 May), the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific ... More >>

Vanuatu continues to face health challenges

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:33 pm | WHO

PORT VILA, 15 April 2015 – Working with the Ministry of Health of Vanuatu and other partners, the World Health Organization (WHO) has made significant progress in addressing the health needs of the more than 160 000 people affected by Cyclone Pam. However, ... More >>

Vanuatu: Protecting children from diarrhoea

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 8:15 pm | WHO

PORT VILA, 8 April 2015 — To help children facing the life-threatening risk of diarrhoeal disease in the wake of Cyclone Pam, the Vanuatu Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working together to communicate critical ... More >>

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 >>





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