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1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise – WHO

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines

AIDS summit in South Africa to warn of lagging effort

Jul 17, 2016 - 7:59 AM

16 after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS experts and activists return to the South African city of Durban seeking to revitalize the fight against the disease

In this file photo, Indonesian students hold a rally to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS at a university in Surabaya on December 1, 2015. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

WHO launches $56 million Zika response plan

Feb 17, 2016 - 9:02 PM

The UN s health agency says it needed 25 million to fund its own response plan while an additional 31 million would support the work of key partners

FIGHTING ZIKA VIRUS. Workers fumigate a train car at a train depot in Seoul's Gangseo Ward, South Korea, 17 February 2016, as a precaution against the spread of the Zika virus. Photo by Yonhap/EPA

CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus

Feb 17, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine aviation authorities recommend the disinfection of aircraft to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the virus

ZIKA CARRIER. A picture dated January 30, 2016, shows the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Breast is best for babies, mothers and economy – study

Jan 29, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Researchers say breastfeeding could prevent more than 800 000 child deaths and about 20 000 breast cancer deaths every year

WHO chief calls for urgent transformation of global epidemic response

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:55 PM

We need to put in place corrective strategies just as quickly as possible WHO Director General Margaret Chan tells a committee created to review why existing international health regulations failed to prevent the deadly Ebola outbreak

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE. China's Margaret Chan, General Director of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses her statement during the special session on Ebola of the Executive Board, at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, January 25, 2015. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Retooling new leaders, reimagining global health

Jul 24, 2015 - 5:31 PM

New leaders in global health research and innovation in the Philippines and abroad are invited to join this forum on global health

Identifying solutions to the world’s unmet health needs

Jul 02, 2015 - 5:50 PM

This year the global forum on health will carry the theme People at the Center of Health Research and Innovation

Official logo of Forum 2015

WHO gives green light to 15-minute Ebola test

Feb 20, 2015 - 11:17 PM

The new test isn t about saving the lives of infected people but it can help in the long run by making it easier and quicker to detect Ebola outbreaks

Delay in reopening schools 'announced in error' – Liberia

Feb 13, 2015 - 2:38 AM

In Guinea children returned to school on January 19 while Sierra Leone has said it will restart classes on March 30

Asia-Pacific study points to a seething crisis of rape

Sep 10, 2013 - 12:45 PM

The broadest study of its kind has exposed an entrenched culture of coercive sex among men in six countries of the Asia Pacific researchers said on Tuesday

Indian members of a social organization Our City Our Right hold posters during a silent protest following the recent gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old college student in Barasat, in Kolkata on June 15, 2013. AFP/ Dibyangshu Sarkar