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Anxious WHO implores world to ‘do it all’ in long war...

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19 in the form of...

No ‘zero risk’ in international travel, WHO says

Countries should gradually lift international travel measures based on a thorough risk assessment and must prioritize essential travel for emergencies, the World Health Organization...

WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is “one big wave”, not seasonal

GENEVA — A World Health Organization (WHO) official on Tuesday described the COVID-19 pandemic as “one big wave” and warned against complacency in the...

Record numbers of coronavirus cases in every global region — Reuters...

Almost 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally showing a pick-up in the pandemic in every region of the world.

Record daily increase in global virus cases for 2nd day in...

THE World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours.

WHO says no need to admit patients without symptoms

THE World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged Philippine hospitals not to admit patients showing mild or no symptoms of the coronavirus to avoid congestion.

WHO sounds alarm as coronavirus cases rise by 1 million in...

The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just...

WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of...

WHO halts use of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 trials

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) after they failed to reduce mortality.

WHO warns some nations still face ‘long, hard’ battle with COVID-19

GENEVA — Nations who fail to use all mechanisms available to combat the still-raging coronavirus will struggle to beat it, the World Health Organization...

‘No excuse’ for countries that fail in contact tracing, WHO’s Tedros...

GENEVA — Tracing contacts of people with coronavirus infections is the most important step in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and countries that are failing...

Global coronavirus cases approach 10 million

BEIJING — Global coronavirus cases neared 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the...

Local apps help fight against COVID-19

Some are able to provide health assessment, keep important information, and even provide a platform to request for financial assistance.

13 more infected with COVID-19, bringing total to 230

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported that 13 more people have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the total to 230.

Vaccination: Is it safe?

In April 2016, over a million public school students in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, and Calabarzon lined up to take part in the immunization program of the first dengue vaccine. It was recommended that the three doses of the vaccine be administered at six-month intervals. It was more than a year into the program, in November 2017, when Sanofi Pasteur issued a warning that immunized people who had not previously been infected with one of the four known varieties of dengue may experience a more severe version of the disease.

Securing the way to safety

Car is an important investment, thus, owners do all the possible means to protect it. And with the increasing number of road accidents today,...

PHL nominates health expert as regional director in WHO

THE PHILIPPINES has nominated physician Susan Pineda Mercado, Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives, for the position of Regional Director of...

Addictive gaming to be recognized as disease — WHO

GENEVA -- “Gaming disorder” will be recognized as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic...

WHO hails major gains against once ‘neglected’ diseases

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented progress” in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — including dengue...

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

GENEVA -- An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls...

WHO hails major gains against once ‘neglected’ diseases

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented progress” in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — including dengue...

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year: WHO

GENEVA — More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization...

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary beverages as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing...

Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO

GENEVA — One in four deaths worldwide is due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and...

State of Philippine mental health care

Today, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Mental Health Atlas (pdf), showing...