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WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

REDUCTIONS in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable […]

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New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference

New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference COUNTRIES around the world today agreed to the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed […]

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World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

  EVERY year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day brings citizens of the world together to rally support for people living in crises and to pay tribute to the aid workers who help them. Emergencies cause immense suffering for millions of people – usually the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Humanitarian aid workers, […]

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Poisonous Chinese made lipsticks sold in Divisoria – EcoWaste Coalition

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, warned the public about the toxic lipsticks being sold in Metro Manila. The Coalition issued the warning in a recent press conference where it detailed its discovery of the continuing unlawful sale in Manila of Qianxiu and counterfeited MAC lipsticks with high concentrations of poisonous heavy […]

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Countries step up to tackle antimicrobial resistance

COUNTRIES are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but  serious gaps remain and require  urgent action, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The report charts progress in 154 countries and […]

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Environmentalists calls for a total ban of plastic balloon blowing kits in PH

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Food and Drug Administration’s warning against plastic balloon blowing kits is not enough, a total ban should be implemented to protect children from its adverse health effects. EcoWaste Coalition Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon said “the FDA’s public health warning on plastic balloon blowing kits is very important […]

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Nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air – World Health Organization

AIR pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. “Air pollution threatens us […]