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'We are making tremendous progress in a short period of time...trends are very encouraging but we are not at a turning point yet,' a World Health Organization says
(4th UPDATE) The World Health Organization chief warns, however, that it is 'impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take'
'This increase that you've all seen in the last 24 hours is largely, in part, down to a change in how the cases are being reported,' says Michael Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he sees a 'realistic chance' of stopping the outbreak
About 400 scientists are taking part in the two-day international meeting in Geneva which will review how the virus is transmitted and possible vaccines against it
The World Health Organization says that based on current evidence, the 2019 novel coronavirus is transmitted either via droplets or close contact
'The world is facing a chronic shortage of personal protective equipment,' Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells the WHO's executive board in Geneva
The World Health Organization says while there is rapid spread of transmission in Hubei, the cases outside the province are mainly 'spillover cases' with sporadic clusters of transmission
World Health Organization country representative to the Philippines Rabindra Abeyasinghe says face masks, when used by infected people, protect those who are not infected
The novel coronavirus is the 6th public health emergency of international concern to be declared by the WHO. Previous emergencies include the outbreaks of swine flu, ebola, and zika virus.
Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo's order comes after the health department revealed that the Philippines' first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus has a travel history to Dumaguete City
The World Health Organization says water shortages affect the spread of the pathogenic organisms, such as bacteria and viruses
If you close official border crossings, you can 'lose track of people and cannot monitor (their movement) anymore,' says World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier
The declaration of an international emergency by the WHO emphasizes the importance of global solidarity and cooperation in the face of the coronavirus threat
'Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems.... This is not a vote of no confidence in China,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The Chinese team behind a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine says their findings support a 14-day medical observation period for people exposed to the pathogen
(UPDATED) 'We are feeling as though it is the end of the world,' says one Wuhan resident on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform, voicing concerns about shortages of food and disinfectant
'They suggested (that) everyone wear their masks, and actually everyone (already) wear their masks ... even the flight crew,' says a passenger of one of the last flights out of Wuhan
(UPDATED) The Department of Health warns of potential health effects as ashfall from Taal Volcano reaches Calabarzon and Metro Manila
For some Christians, it is idolatry. For the Catholic Church it is a grand case of the so-called 'popular piety'
Reynaldo Momay's family is going against jurisprudence as past SC decisions mandate that appealing an acquittal violates the doctrine against double jeopardy
The World Health Organization says, the 'outbreak is the largest outbreak worldwide. It is one of the largest that we have seen.' As of November 17, the country had registered 250,270 measles cases, including 5,110 deaths.
In part 2 of our conversation with Mikhail Red, we ask how Philippine cinema will stay local while adapting to this age of streaming and Marvel
We talk to Richard Bolisay about film criticism and what cinema says about the Philippines
Rappler sits down with World Health Organization's Rabindra Abeyasinghe to talk about the return of polio in the Philippines, how the government and its partners are responding to it, and other health issues in the country
Studies are underway assessing the effects of 5G frequencies on one's health, including one by the World Health Organization
'Despite progress, one person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide,' says the World Health Organization, insisting that 'every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues'
The DOH says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission. Why so? And how do we prevent the long dormant disease from coming back?
Antiheroine Lisbeth Salander returns for the last time as Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' crime saga comes to a close
We talk to Mela Habijan about terms, definitions, and why recognition matters
Eleven seasons of BBC’s 'Doctor Who' series will be available exclusively on HBO Max
Listen to part 2 of our podcast with 'Darna' director Jerrold Tarog on heroes in Philippine media
We talk national heroes with 'Heneral Luna' director Jerrold Tarog
'It is time for the world to take notice,' says World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, accepting the advice of his advisory board to invoke the emergency provision
Here are impressions of some of American men who walked on the Moon, collected from a series of oral history interviews by NASA
The current Ebola crisis, which began in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, has recorded more than 2,000 cases, including 1,411 deaths
The World Health Organization says in a fresh report that every day globally there are more than one million new cases of treatable sexually transmitted diseases or infections
WHO voices concern at attempts by Philip Morris International to co-opt international efforts for its own campaign this week promoting new vaping and heated tobacco products as part of the solution to the world's smoking epidemic
The clarification comes a day after the World Health Organization mistakenly said it had listed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases for the first time
The World Health Organization defines burnout as 'a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed'
Each year, nearly 3 million people are bitten by poisonous snakes, with an estimated 81,000-138,000 deaths
The World Health Organization denounces 'repeated attacks on health care workers, vehicles' during the fighting which erupted on April 4
Poor security owing to the presence of armed groups, coupled with resistance of some communities to seeking treatment, hampers the fight to stem the spread of the disease.
The United Nations says worldwide cases of measles jumped by more than 30% in 2017, and infections continued to rise in 2018
Pollution in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, regularly exceeds World Health Organization recommendations for air quality
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation's standing desk is designed to promote physical activity with its own exercise manual illustrating various poses and stretches that you can do while standing
This is frustrating since the disease can be easily prevented with two doses of a 'safe and efficient' vaccine that has been in use since the 1960s, the UN agency says
Depending on the country and migrants' status, they may enjoy full access to the health care system or none at all
Martin Friede, WHO's director of immunization, vaccines and biologicals says that 'supposed experts making accusations against the vaccine without any evidence' has had an impact on parents' decisions
Remember the duet of Fidel V. Ramos and Jiang Zemin, or the awkward walk of Noynoy Aquino and Xi Jinping?