Posts Tagged WHO

Adults should have at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 5, 2019

Much as we enjoy being a couch potato, our bodies need the right amount of exercise to stay healthy. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults ages 18–64, to...

WHO declares eradication of second strain of wild poliovirus strain

Robie de Guzman   •   October 25, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide, hailing the development as a “historic achievement for humanity.” The WHO made the...

WHO calls for “40 seconds of action” on World Mental Health Day

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 8, 2019

Every 40-seconds someone loses their life to suicide. READ: Are suicidal thoughts contagious? The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the public to allot “40 seconds of action” for...

WHO, UNICEF express concern over polio outbreak in PHL, call for urgent action

Robie de Guzman   •   September 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday expressed concern over the re-emergence of poliovirus in the Philippines 19 years after...

Plastic particles in drinking water present ‘low’ risk – WHO

Robie de Guzman   •   August 23, 2019

Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...

Dengvaxia won’t bring dengue cases down – DOH

Maris Federez   •   August 8, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday maintained that Dengavaxia is not the answer to the problem of the high incidence of dengue in the country. DOH spokesperson and Officer...

WHO warns against falsified rabies and anti-rabies vaccines in PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 18, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against falsified rabies and anti-rabies vaccines circulating in the Philippines. Based on their 2019 medical product alert, the WHO identifies three falsified rabies...

WHO warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 20, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance around the world. A recent UN report showed that 700,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant diseases....

Uganda confirms first case of Ebola

Robie de Guzman   •   June 12, 2019

Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a five-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ministry...

Don’t let tobacco take your breath away—WHO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 2, 2019

Tobacco kills one person every four seconds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This World No Tobacco Day, the WHO reiterates the deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand...

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