Vigilance against emerging and re-emerging diseases

April 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vigilance against emerging and re-emerging diseases 

150406125037Dr.Li Ailan, World Health Organization (WHO) Director for Health Security and Emergencies, discusses about the importance of preparation and vigilance in facing different health emergency problems like emerging and re-emerging diseases as part of the April 7 observance of “World Health Day” on Monday (April 6, 2015) at the conference hall of the WHO regional office for Western Pacific along UN Avenue, Manila City. (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)LAM/jor

April 7 is World Health Day

April 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on April 7 is World Health Day 

150406125639Peter Hoejskov, World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Officer for Food Safety, expounds on the role of WHO to facilitate global prevention, detection and response to public health treats from unsafe food, including on the three main food safety hazard such as chemical, biological and physical contaminates during the press conference as part of the April 7 observance of World Health Day at the WHO regional office for the Western Pacific along United Nations Avenue, Manila on Monday (April 6, 2015). Also in photo is Dr. Li Ailan, WHO Director for Health Securities and Emergencies. World Health Day is celebrated every April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. (PNA photo by Roland Nablo)LAM/ron

Ensuring food safety to save lives

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150406123807World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Dr. Shin Young-soo cites the importance of food safety to save lives and improve global health as part of the April 7 observance of World Health Day at the WHO regional office for the Western Pacific along UN Avenue, Manila on Monday (April 6, 2015). WHO reported that diseases caused by unsafe food claimed an estimated two million lives globally each year. (PNA photo by Roland Nablo)LAm/ron

City sees rise in PAD patients

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on City sees rise in PAD patients 

HCM CITY, March 31 — More and more patients have been diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) at HCM City University Medical Centre.

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Deaths due to NCDs can be preventable –WHO

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Deaths due to NCDs can be preventable –WHO 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that eight out of 10 adults in the Western Pacific Region die because of NCDs (non-communicable diseases).

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