HONIARA, 15 April 2014 – The people affected by the floods in Solomon Islands are at increased risk of acute malnutrition if there is lack of access to appropriate and adequate food, and reduced access to health and nutrition services, warns WHO.
HONIARA, 14 April 2014 – The floods in Solomon Islands disrupted the delivery of health services in the capital city of Honiara and Guadalcanal Province. The World Health Organization (WHO) is closely working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to ensure that the health services provided by partners and other organizations go to where it is needed to save lives.
Building a stronger public health framework for a healthier world: a landmark consultation on overweight, obesity, diabetes and law
MANILA, 11 April 2014 – As the global burden of overweight, obesity and diabetes grows alarmingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region has supported a landmark consultation co-hosted by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the medical and law faculties at the University of Sydney to explore specific legal mechanisms to address these challenges urgently and more effectively.
BEIJING, 8 April 2014 – Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings from a new report, Tobacco health warnings in China – Evidence of effectiveness and implications for action, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), released today.
- WHO warns of malnutrition in flood-affected areas in Solomon Islands
- WHO highlights lifesaving health priorities in the aftermath of flash floods in Solomon Islands
- Building a stronger public health framework for a healthier world: a landmark consultation on overweight, obesity, diabetes and law
- Graphic photos on tobacco packs save lives: WHO Report
3 April 2014
WHO China has joined Weibo
BEIJING – WHO China has launched its own microblog on Sina Weibo, Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO Representative in China announced today. "WHO is very excited about joining China's thriving Weibo community," Dr Schwartländer said.
WHO opens public consultation on draft sugars guideline
GENEVA – WHO is launching a public consultation on its draft guideline on sugars intake. When finalized, the guideline will provide countries with recommendations on limiting the consumption of sugars to reduce public health problems like obesity and dental caries (commonly referred to as tooth decay).