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Posts Tagged ‘World Health Organization’

#WorldBloodDonorDay: WHO urges people to give blood, save lives

Posted on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 06:41 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the public to donate blood ahead of the celebration of the World Blood Donor Day on June 14 (Friday). In...

Country in a ‘win-win-win’ situation with increased cigarette tax—WHO

Posted on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:13 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that raising taxes on cigarette will be a “win-win-win” situation and can save around 460,000 lives. According to WHO representative to the Philippines,...

Don’t let tobacco take your breath away—WHO

Posted on Sunday, 2 June 2019 12:28 AM | No Comments
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...

WHO: Tobacco kills 8 million each year; e-cigarettes, not a proven alternative

Posted on Thursday, 30 May 2019 05:17 PM | No Comments
Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday (May 29), ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday (May 31). The WHO said...

Rules on use of e-cigarette, vapes out next week – DOH

Posted on Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:59 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is looking to release an order detailing the regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vapes next week, a health...

‘Burn-out’ is a medical condition—WHO

Posted on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:57 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized burn-out as a medical condition on the list of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The decision was made during the World Health...

3 in 10 health facilities in PH lack clean toilets – WHO

Posted on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 04:13 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – A joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) noted that three in 10 health care facilities in the Philippines...

WHO promotes ‘Salt Awareness Week’: 5g of salt a day is OK

Posted on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 12:59 PM | No Comments
Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 agreed to reduce by 30% the global population’s intake of salt (sodium) by 2025. In observance of the ‘Salt Awareness...

WHO says migrants risk illness in host countries, lack access to health care

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:32 AM | No Comments
Migrants and refugees arriving in Europe are likely to be healthy but risk falling sick due to poor living conditions in their host countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a first-ever...

Curbing climate change could save millions of lives – WHO

Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2018 10:08 AM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (December 5) that mitigating climate change would save millions of lives at a global level. According to WHO, exposure to pollution results in seven...