Posts Tagged World Health Organization

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...

Filipinos in Macau advised to observe strict measures vs. Ebola virus

Marje Pelayo   •   August 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos living and working in Macau as well as those who wish to travel to the south China autonomous region are advised to observe intensified measures by...

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...

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth most beneficial to newborns

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

In line with World Breastfeeding Week, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterates the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding within one hour after birth. “Early initiation of breastfeeding, within 1 hour of...

Dengue on the rise: How to protect your family against dengue virus

Robie de Guzman   •   July 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday declared a national alert due to spiking dengue cases in several regions. READ: DOH declares dengue alert in several regions...

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....

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

Robie de Guzman   •   June 12, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2019

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

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...

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

Robie de Guzman   •   May 30, 2019

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...

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