"Stop hepatitis B and liver cancer. Vaccinate at birth": The Regional Immunization Week Message for the Western Pacific Region
MANILA, 20 April 2014 – To mark World Immunization Week (21 to 27 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region stresses the need for all newborn babies to be vaccinated against hepatitis B within 24 hours of birth, followed by at least two more doses. This vaccination regimen will allow the Region to achieve its goal of reducing the infection rate in children to less than 1% by 2017.
HONIARA, 22 April 2014 – Heavy rains from 3 to 5 April 2014 resulted in flash flooding in Honiara, the capital city of Solomon Islands. The Government declared a state of emergency in Honiara and the rest of Guadalcanal province. Over 52,000 people are affected across the country; many have lost their homes and livelihoods. There were 22 reported deaths.
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.
- "Stop hepatitis B and liver cancer. Vaccinate at birth": The Regional Immunization Week Message for the Western Pacific Region
- Photo story: Disease detectives on-the-ground 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
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).