Posts Tagged World Health Organization

No longer variant of interest: WHO reclassifies P.3 variant first found in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   July 8, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reclassified the coronavirus variant that was first detected in the Philippines. On its website, the WHO has removed Theta or P.3 variant from the...

PH yet to detect case of Lambda COVID-19 variant; stricter border control eyed – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   July 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is looking to recommend stricter border control to  keep out the potentially more contagious Lambda COVID-19 variant. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III...

No new ‘hybrid’ COVID variant in Vietnam — WHO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2021

The “hybrid” coronavirus variant which Vietnam officials thought was a combination of strains first identified in the U.K. and India does not meet the definition of a new variant, the...

WHO validates China’s Sinovac COVID vaccine for emergency use

Marje Pelayo   •   June 2, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, June 1, validated CoronaVac COVID vaccine produced by China-based pharmaceutical firm Sinovac for emergency use. This gives the assurance that the vaccine meets...

DOH: No WHO official statement yet on community transmission of COVID-19 variants in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   May 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has yet to receive an official statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the community transmission of new variants of novel...

At least 115,000 health workers have died from COVID-19 says WHO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 25, 2021

At least 115,000 health workers have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In his speech, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged...

Long working hours led to 745,000 deaths—WHO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 19, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported that long working hours led to 745, 000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016. This...

WHO urges vaccine manufacturers to advance doses for COVAX

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 18, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging vaccine manufacturers to deliver vaccines to its COVAX facility early amid the shortfall of supplies. During a media briefing on Monday (May 17),...

Palace welcomes WHO’s emergency use listing for Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the World Health Organization (WHO) to approve Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use listing (EUL). In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson...

Over 193,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech has been delivered in the Philippines. The shipment arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2...


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