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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 >>

WHO Escalates The Battle Against Malaria

Saturday, 25 April 2009, 11:43 am | WHO

MANILA, 24 April—World experts have pledged to intensify the battle against malaria amid growing signs that the disease is developing greater resistance to commonly used drugs, endangering efforts to control and eliminate it. More >>

WHO: Make Mental Health a Global Priority

Monday, 13 October 2008, 11:43 pm | WHO

MANILA, 10 October 2008—Did you know that depression may soon be a leading cause of disability worldwide? And are you aware that every 40 seconds, somebody dies from suicide? More >>

WHO On Climate Change: "Global Health Is At Risk"

Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 9:35 am | WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that the health of hundreds of millions of people may be put at risk by the effects of global climate change. "Global warming has already impacted lives and health." More >>

Asian Nations Pledge Campaign Against TB-HIV

Wednesday, 20 February 2008, 5:35 pm | WHO

Asian nations pledge campaign against twin disease threat Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 20 February 2008—Health officials from nine Asian countries today undertook to step up efforts to curb the growing numbers of TB-HIV co-infections and deaths among TB ... More >>

Tobacco Experts Visit NZ

Monday, 13 November 2006, 10:07 am | WHO

For Immediate Release Monday 13th November 2006 Indigenous Tobacco Resistance Leaders Meet in New Zealand This Week In a historic first, indigenous public health experts on tobacco use from around the world will meet with the World Health Organisation ... More >>

Health ministers gather for WHO meeting

Sunday, 17 September 2006, 3:50 pm | WHO

Auckland, New Zealand, 17 September 2006 – Health ministers and representatives from 27 Western Pacific Member States will meet tomorrow in Auckland, , for the 57th session of the World Health Organization’s Regional Committee Meeting for the Western ... More >>

Assembly Ends Session

Sunday, 28 May 2006, 2:04 pm | WHO

The World Health Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), wrapped up a session in today in Geneva that was held in a sombre atmosphere because it immediately followed the sudden death of WHO ... More >>