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WHO calls for greater allocation of resources to address rising trend in mental disorders

Fifty-eighth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 10-14 September 2007, Jeju, Republic of Korea Jeju, Republic of Korea, 14 September 2007—Dr Shigeru Omi, WHO Regional Di ...
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More effort needed to combat lifestyle diseases, says WHO

Fifty-eighth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 10-14 September 2007, Jeju, Republic of Korea Jeju, Republic of Korea, 14 September 2007—A significant annual reduction in ...
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WHO urges solidarity in battle against tobacco

Fifty-eighth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 10-14 September 2007, Jeju, Republic of Korea Jeju, Republic of Korea, 14 September 2007—The World Health Organization has ...
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WHO focuses on more balanced health care

Jeju, Republic of Korea, 13 September 2007— The World Health Organization (WHO) is spearheading a move to make health care systems in Asia safer, holistic and people-centred. WHO is concerned that he ...
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Affordable drugs needed for so-called "diseases of poverty"— WHO

Fifty-eighth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 10-14 September 2007, Jeju, Republic of Korea Jeju, Republic of Korea, 13 September 2007—The World Health Organization (WHO ...
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WHO warns against complacency in dealing with avian influenza

Jeju, Republic of Korea, 12 September 2007—Warning against the dangers of complacency, the World Health Organization today urged Member States not to drop their guard against the threat posed by avian ...
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Greater commitment needed to combat problem of multidrug-resistant TB

Fifty-eighth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 10-14 September 2007, Jeju, Republic of Korea Jeju, Republic of Korea, 12 September 2007—Dr Shigeru Omi, World Health Organ ...
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Health improvements still eluding people who need them most: WHO

Jeju, Republic of Korea, 11 September 2007—Although countries in the Western Pacific Region have made progress in combating poverty, hunger, disease, discrimination against women and other Millennium ...
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Slow rate of decline in maternal and child mortality worries WHO

Jeju, Republic of Korea, 11 September 2007—Dr Shigeru Omi, World Health Organization Regional Director for the Western Pacific, today expressed concern over the slow rate of decline in maternal and ch ...
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WHO's governing body reviews WHO's work in the Western Pacific

Jeju, Republic of Korea, 10 September 2007—The Regional Committee for the Western Pacific began its five-day review of the World Health Organization's work in Asia and the Pacific to ensure that WHO's ...
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Jeju, Republic of Korea, to host WHO Regional Committee session

Jeju, Republic of Korea, 21 August 2007—The fifty-eighth session of the World Health Organization's Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, WHO's governing body in the Region, will be held in Jeju ...
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