22 April 2014 - Immunize for a healthy future: Know, Check, Protect. This is the message of this year’s World Immunization Week, on 24-30 April. Ask your local health clinic which vaccines you need, check whether your vaccinations are up-to-date, and to get the vaccines you need, when you need them.
HA NOI, 4 April 2014 - Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs may be a threat to your health – and that of your family - at home and when travelling. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day, 7 April, which highlights actions we can all take to protect ourselves from the serious diseases that these “vectors” can cause.
MANILA, 25 March 2014 – The World Health Organization warns that air pollution is taking a mounting toll on health globally with the deaths of an estimated 7 million people in 2012 linked to dangerous air. The figure reflects strong connection between air pollution—both outdoors and in the home—and a range of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.
WHO Regional Director Dr Shin Young-soo Visits Viet Nam in Support of Universal Health Care Coverage Reform
Ha Noi, 13 March 2014 - Dr Shin Young-soo, the World Health Organization Regional Director for the Western Pacific, has visited Viet Nam as part of the organization’s continued commitment to support the country on its path towards universal health coverage.
World Health Day 2014
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
17 April 2014
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, which affects mostly children. It is transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of infected persons. There is no specific treatment for measles and most people recover within 2–3 weeks. Measles can be prevented by immunization.
3 February 2014
Geneva, 3 February 2014 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized agency of WHO for cancer, has launched "World cancer report 2014". The report reveals how the cancer burden is growing at an alarming pace and emphasizes the need for urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies to curb the disease. In 2012, the global burden of cancer rose to an estimated 14 million new cases per year, a figure expected to rise to 22 million annually within the next 2 decades.
2 January 2014
Video: WHO bringing health to people
2 January 2014 - In 2013, WHO gained its one millionth follower on the microblogging service Twitter. As a token of gratitude, we share with you some of our 2013 highlights in the form of tweets. We selected some of our highlights from the health topics that were most important to our Twitter followers and Facebook fans. Thank you for sharing your topics in early December!
30 April 2013
FAQS on human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus
Hanoi, 4 April 2013 – These Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with A(H7N9) influenza virus answer questions concerning the virus. The document also addresses what action has been taken and the support that WHO is providing. (UPDATED 30 April 2013)