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WHO country representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe says that in the Philippines, nearly 3 of 5 kids under the age of 5 are not fully protected against polio.
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
Distribution planning and fighting disinformation are essential to helping the immunization campaign for the country, says a health panel
(UPDATED) The announcement comes as the aid group Doctors Without Borders accuses the WHO of rationing the first Ebola vaccine in the Democatic Republic of the Congo
'One of the main problems currently is the fact that in practice the vaccine is rationed by the WHO and that too few people at risk are protected today,' Doctors without Borders says
Keeping a uniform typeface below graphic depictions of smoking-related illnesses will make the products less attractive to buyers, says Prakit Vathesatogkit, vice chair of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance
'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?
The World Health Organization says $34 billion must be invested between now and 2030 to fight malaria
The World Health Organization says: 'We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere – including in our drinking water'
(UPDATED) 'The City Council of Balanga [has] overstepped Congress by passing an ordinance which imposes more prohibited acts than those specified under [RA 9211],' says the CA
The World Health Organization says investigations and laboratory analyses are ongoing to better assess the products’ risk to public health
'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
The UN's World Health Organization (WHO) describes as a 'potential game-changer' the Ebola case in Goma, a border city with a population of one million which has transport links to other parts of the DRC and beyond
Last year, 19.4 million children were 'not fully vaccinated,' the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's agency says in an annual report – up from 18.7 million in 2017 and about 18.5 million the year before
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 confirms that Uganda has now recorded 3 cases of Ebola, in the first spread across the country's porous western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo
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
Doctors Without Borders calls the watered down resolution 'a welcome first step' but adds it did not go far enough
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 number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050, the World Health Organization says
'We are anticipating a scenario of continued, intense transmission,' says Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme
The guidelines from the World Health Organization may read to some parents like common-sense practices, including not exposing babies under one-year-old to screens
The World Health Organization counts the Philippines among the top 8 countries with the highest number of new TB cases seen as of 2017
Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization is sounding the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates
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.
Aside from those who have fled, UN spokesman Rheal Leblanc says that 'many families remain stranded inside conflict affected areas,' with safety fears rising and supplies running short
Syed Jaffar Hussain, the World Health Organization representative in Libya, warns an extended conflict and continuing casualties will 'drain the area's limited supplies and further damage health infrastructure'
The UN health agency also stresses significant gender differences in life expectancy worldwide
A World Health Organization official says 9 cholera treatment centers are being set up around the central Sofala province, which bore the brunt of the cyclone
The United Nations says worldwide cases of measles jumped by more than 30% in 2017, and infections continued to rise in 2018
The World Health Organization estimates 81,000-138,000 people die of snakebites annually, while about 400,000 survivors suffer permanent disabilities and other nasty aftereffects
Pollution in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, regularly exceeds World Health Organization recommendations for air quality
Doctors say people's reluctance to go to hospitals and opposition to vaccinations make it difficult to curb measles cases in Madagascar
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
Researchers in Australia say that 'killer T cells' – found in over half the world's population – have shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties
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
While welcoming the overall downwards trend, the team behind the paper warns that in several regions of the world suicide was still among the leading causes of years of lives lost
Depending on the country and migrants' status, they may enjoy full access to the health care system or none at all
'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The National Green Tribunal penalizes the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it has emerged some polluting industries are still burning harmful waste in the open
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
'The fact that we have so far prevented Ebola from spreading into neighboring countries is a testament to the hard work and determination of staff from all partners,' says a WHO official
WHO Country Representative Gundo Weiler says the agency also supports calls to increase tobacco taxes from P32.50 per pack to P90
WHO's Dr Shin Young-soo says, sooner or later, the general population in PH – not just gay men and men having sex with men – might be infected by the virus
Diseases, such as diabetes, cancers, or cardiovascular diseases, have contributed to about 80% of deaths in the region, says WHO Western Pacific regional director Dr Shin Young-soo
A consultant to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ranks heated tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes but more deadly than e-cigarettes