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Xi defends China's virus response, offers vaccine when ready

May 18, 2020 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) President Xi Jinping also tells the World Health Assembly that China will provide $2 billion in global COVID-19 aid over two years

CHINA'S PLEDGE. This video grab taken on May 18, 2020, from the website of the World Health Organization shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech via video link at the opening of the World Health Assembly virtual meeting from the WHO headquarters in Geneva, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. AFP PHOTO/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

World Health Organization committee to discuss Taiwan exclusion

May 18, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Some 15 countries write to the director general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, asking that the question of Taiwan's participation be added to the agenda at the World Health Assembly

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. This handout image provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 16, 2020, shows WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a virtual press conference on May 16, 2020. Photo by Christopher Black/World Health Organization/AFP

'Burnout' is an 'occupational phenomenon' not disease – WHO

May 28, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The clarification comes a day after the World Health Organization mistakenly said it had listed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases for the first time

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WHO recognizes 'burnout' as medical condition

May 27, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The World Health Organization defines burnout as 'a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed'

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Taiwan hits back at WHO exclusion under Beijing pressure

May 08, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council says that under the World Health Organization charter, Taiwan should be allowed 'equal participation' in all WHO events

WHO. The logo of the World Health Organization is pictured on the facade of the WHO headquarters on October 24, 2017 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

May 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Taiwan does not receive an invitation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva for the first time in 8 years

Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (L) looks to a document with an assistant on May 21, 2017 in Geneva. Taiwan said it had been excluded from a major World Health Organisation meeting, the World Health Assembly (WHA), for the first time in eight years and blamed rival China for the snub as relations worsen. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

FIGHT VS MALNUTRITION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial leads the launch of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022l in Iloilo City on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia