Update 2: Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in the Philippines

WHO is working closely with the Department of Health and health partners to prevent and detect outbreaks and ensure the continuity of health services in Ompong-affected communities.

Latest news

WHO congratulates the Philippines on its new Mental Health Act

The World Health Organization congratulates the Philippines for the passage of its first Mental Health Act (Republic Act No. 11036).

DOH and WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

The Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a one-day free confidential and anonymous HIV screening in the workplace on Friday, 11 May 2018, at several sites within the DOH compound.

UN Joint Programming mission to the Philippines: UN supporting the Philippines to tackle the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs conducted a one week joint mission to support the Philippines as it tackles the epidemic of NCDs in the country.

WHO Representative in the Philippines

Contact Details

WHO Philippines
Ground Floor, Building 3
Department of Health Compound
Sta Cruz, 1003 Manila
Tel: (632) 5289762
(632) 3106370
DOH Line: (632) 6517800 loc 1345
Fax: (632) 3106550
E-mail: wpphlwr@who.int

Highlights from WHO Philippines

  • amfAR and WHO Support Pilot Study Investigating PrEP in the Philippines
    MANILA, 11 July 2017 --- Enrollment has started for a pilot project that brings pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the Philippines in an effort to curb the rapid spread of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals. The project, known as PrEPPY (PrEP Pilipinas), will evaluate community-based, peer-driven delivery of PrEP services for MSM and transgender women at high risk for HIV in Manila. The Philippines is among the first countries in Asia introducing PrEP – an HIV prevention drug.
  • DOH, WHO Launch Cooperation Strategies Toward a Healthy Philippines
    9 May 2017 - Health statistics over the years indicate that more Filipinos live longer now as a result of collaborative efforts of the government, various development partners and stakeholders. Several health sector reforms have been made to expand the breadth and depth of health service delivery and coverage.
  • Malaria prevention works: Let us close the gap
    24 April 2017 - Today is April 25. It is the date set by the WHO to commemorate malaria work in the world. The malaria burden of the world has been declining. The rate of new malaria cases in the world fell by 21% between 2010 and 2015. Malaria death rates fell by 29% in the same 5-year period. But we have a massive unfinished agenda. In 2015 alone, the world had an estimated 212 million new cases of malaria.
  • More than one million Filipinos have quit tobacco use
    19 March 2017 - The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday, March 20 that a number of tobacco control interventions, particularly tobacco taxation has led to a significant drop in current smokers from 17 million (2009) to 15.9 million (2015). The Tobacco Tax Reform Law of 2012 was also called an “anti-cancer tax” that has a significant health outcome and has increased funds available for health.
  • Confronting the Silent Killer: Drowning in the Philippines
    6 March 2017 - In the Philippines, an average of 3,276 deaths per year from accidental drowning and submersion were recorded in 2006-2013. To address this serious and neglected public health threat, Bloomberg Philanthropies decided to support a drowning prevention project in the country.
  • Health Cluster Philippines
    The United Nations has developed the cluster system to help governments coordinate the foreign assistance offered in humanitarian disasters. In the Philippines, the Department of Health is the lead of the Health Cluster, with WHO as co-lead.
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