Press releases

Putting food safety on the table

Manila, 14 October 2011-The Member States of the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Region have adopted a far-reaching strategy to ensure the safety of the food we put on our tables. The rap ...
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WHO calls on coordinated action against dengue

MANILA, 13 October 2011—The World Health Organization (WHO) today urged countries to take more committed and coordinated action against dengue. The Regional Committee for the Western Pacific Region, ...
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WHO calls for political commitment to tackle the growing mental health burden

MANILA, 13 October 2011—The World Health Organization (WHO) today called for stronger political commitment to address mental health problems, including increasing investments for mental health. Dr Sh ...
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Containment efforts intensified to combat anti-malaria drug resistance

Manila, 13 October 2011—Containment efforts are being intensified in the Mekong area to prevent the spread of malaria parasites that are resistant to artemisinin, the most potent treatment for the dis ...
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WHO's governing body reviews state of preventable diseases in the Western Pacific

MANILA, 13 October 2011—The World Health Organization's governing body in the Western Pacific today reviewed how the Region is faring with regard to three dangerous infectious diseases: measles, hepat ...
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WHO discusses safe and effective use of traditional medicine

MANILA, 13 October 2011—Countries in the Western Pacific Region today endorsed the World Health Organization's Regional Strategy for Traditional Medicine (2011-2020). The strategy, the result of an e ...
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WHO calls for urgent global action to combat antimicrobial drug resistance

Manila, 12 October 2011 —Amid threats that antibiotics and other essential medicines may lose their power to cure disease, countries in the Western Pacific Region today pledged to support the World He ...
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WHO increases global momentum to fight noncommunicable diseases

Manila, 12 October 2011—Countries in the Western Pacific Region, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, today vowed to scale up effective noncommunicable disease prevention and control p ...
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WHO to reform to meet country needs

MANILA, 10 October 2011— The World Health Organization (WHO) will undertake a comprehensive global reform plan to ensure the Organization stays aligned with its mission and keeps pace with evolving gl ...
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WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific to review WHO's work

Manila, Philippines, 7 October 2011 —The epidemic of noncommunicable diseases will be a major focus of the World Health Organization's Regional Committee for the Western Pacific when it meets here ...
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