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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 >>

Global Road Safety Week: Protecting Vulnerable Pedestrians

Friday, 10 May 2013, 1:01 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 7 May 2013 – On the 2nd United Nations Global Road Safety Week (6 to 12 May), the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region calls for greater and more targeted action to protect the most vulnerable of all road users: pedestrians. More >>

International H7N9 assessment team completes China mission

Friday, 26 April 2013, 10:22 am | World Health Organisation

A team of international and Chinese experts has completed its mission to visit Shanghai and Beijing and assess the avian influenza A (H7N9) situation, and to make recommendations to the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC). More >>

Confirmed Case of H7N9 Bird Flu in Taipei

Friday, 26 April 2013, 10:19 am | World Health Organisation

As of 25 April 2013 (16:30 CET), one laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with the virus has been reported by the Taipei Centres for Disease Control (CDC). More >>

WHO urges greater efforts in the fight against malaria

Thursday, 25 April 2013, 12:32 pm | World Health Organisation

MANILA, 24 April 2013 – On World Malaria Day, 25 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific urges Member States to remain steadfast in the fight against malaria to preserve the gains made and eliminate malaria as a public health ... More >>

WHO to combat resistance to key malaria drug

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 12:24 pm | World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to launch a vigorous response to the worrying emergence of resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin in the Greater Mekong Subregion of South-East Asia. More >>

World Immunization Week: Eliminating measles in the Pacific

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 12:40 pm | World Health Organisation

In observance of the third World Immunization Week (24-30 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) urges its Member States in the Western Pacific Region to scale up routine immunization services to stop endemic measles transmission. More >>

Global Call to Action to ‘Make Every Life Count’

Saturday, 20 April 2013, 3:39 pm | World Health Organisation

19 April 2013 ¦BANGKOK – At the first-ever Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) that concluded today in Bangkok, governments, UN and development agencies made a global Call to Action to ensure that all births, deaths ... More >>

Need commitment to health sector recovery after disasters

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 10:56 am | World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region to invest strategically in sustainable health sector recovery from major disasters. More >>





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