8 August 2014 -- The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa was held by teleconference on 6-7 August 2014. The Director-General accepted the Committee’s assessment and on 8 August 2014 declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Ha Noi, 1st August 2014 – World Breastfeeding Week 2014 (WBW) commences today in Viet Nam with a range of events co-organized by the Ministry of Health, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and Alive & Thrive project (A&T). With the theme, Mother’s Milk - Life Rewarded, WBW and its events in Viet Nam will reinforce the importance of breast milk and action to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
HANOI, 28 July 2014 - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year.
Ha Noi, 23 July 2014 - Nguyen Trong Hoa has been injecting heroin for 19 years but in January he finally knew he had to get help. He began methadone therapy to help break his habit and also had an HIV test at an outpatient clinic in Thanh Hoa City on Viet Nam’s north central coast.
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
1 August 2014
Visit the Photo exhibition for World Breastfeeding Week 2014
Ha Noi, 1 August 2014 - Mother milk - Life rewarded!The exhibition will show more than 100 pictures capturing moments of mothers breastfeeding their children throughout Viet Nam from the mountainous to rural and urban areas.
These pictures were taken by professional and amateur photographers, carrying a message to call for action by all mothers, breastfeed your children with your milk. It's natural instinct and an action of love that can be shown by all mothers to their children.
25 May 2014
Geneva, 12 May 2014 - Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO today. Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases people’s risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers. In addition, harmful drinking can lead to violence and injuries.
29 April 2014
Are you ready to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs? For 5 May 2014, WHO asks you to join us in highlighting the role of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
25 April 2014
Statement by Dr Shin Young-soo WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific for World Malaria Day 2014
MANILA, 25 April 2014 – Today on World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region celebrates more than a decade of significant progress in the fight against malaria. Since 2000, most malaria-endemic countries in the Region reduced their malaria burden by 75%, in line with global goals.