Press releases

Broad support needed to fight rising noncommunicable diseases

Hong Kong (China), 24 September 2009— The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that strategies to mobilize support beyond the health sector will be needed to address some of the issues related t ...
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WHO calls for urgent action to prevent the spread of more deadly form of tuberculosis

Hong Kong (China) 24 September 2009—The World Health Organization (WHO) today called on Member States in the Western Pacific Region to urgently tackle the threat from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis ...
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Urgent measures needed to address rising HIV epidemic in the Western Pacific

HONG KONG (China), 24 September 2009—The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that despite intensified HIV interventions, achievements could be undermined if urgent measures are not taken to a ...
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Achieving measles and hepatitis B targets requires redoubling of efforts—WHO

HONG KONG (China), 24 September 2009— The World Health Organization said increased domestic and external funding and stronger political commitment will be the key to achieving the twin goals of elimin ...
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New health financing strategy seeks to reduce out-of-pocket health expenses

HONG KONG (China), 23 September 2009—The World Health Organization (WHO) today urged Member States to prioritize financial plans to ensure broader access to medical services, warning that delays would ...
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WHO urges countries to stand firm against tobacco manufacturers' wooing tactics

HONG KONG (China), 23 September 2009—The World Health Organization (WHO) today denounced the tobacco industry's attempts to undermine global efforts to reduce smoking. While the WHO Framework Convent ...
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The war on malaria faces a daunting array of challenges

HONG KONG (China), 23 September 2009—Calling for urgent containment, the World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that winning the war against malaria may be jeopardized if drug resistance in the ...
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WHO raises alarm over vulnerable populations hard hit by global economic crisis

HONG KONG (China), 22 September 2009—The World Health Organization (WHO) today called for urgent measures to cushion the ill effects on health caused by the global economic crisis, particularly on vul ...
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WHO has to change the way it works, says the new regional head

HONG KONG (CHINA), 21 September 2009—The new leader of the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Region today called on the organization to change the way it works or risk becoming irrelevant. ...
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