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Airport watch up for new flu strain


Bureau of Quarantine personnel remain on high alert at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and other airports around the country for the newly discovered avian flu virus strain known as H7N9.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

One more dead, three sick with mystery virus—WHO


Another person has died of a mysterious respiratory virus and three more cases have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the World Health Organisation said Friday.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

UN: Breast-feeding up in PH but more needs to be done


Here’s good news for advocates of breast-feeding in the country. The breast-feeding rate among mothers in the Philippines has significantly increased, according to three major United Nations agencies.

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Fight Big Tobacco, urges WHO on No Tobacco Day


The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday marked World No Tobacco Day with a strong call to the public to oppose the aggressive attempts of the tobacco industry to undermine laws that protect the people from the harm of smoking.

Posted: May 31st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Malaria still endemic to Philippines, 9 other countries


The World Health Organization urged member-countries on Tuesday to beef up “proven and cost-effective” measures to fight malaria, noting that the disease was still endemic to the Philippines and nine other countries in the region.

Posted: April 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Drugs losing potency, WHO fears


Amid fears that antibiotics and other essential medicines may soon lose their efficacy to cure disease, countries in the Western Pacific Region on Thursday pledged to support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) efforts at fighting the resistance to drugs. The WHO warned that the world may be returning to an era when there were no [...]

Posted: October 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO gives Philippines big hug for newborns’ care


The Philippines can teach neighboring countries a thing or two on saving newborn babies from dangerous illnesses and keeping them healthy throughout their childhood.

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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