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Last updated: 10 November 2020
Fiji reaches COVID-19 milestone, but remains vigilant
5 November 2020 | News release | Fiji
Webinar Series Addresses COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control in the Workplace
5 November 2020 | Feature story
The World Health Organization supported by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid...
4 November 2020 | Feature story
The Children’s Hospital focuses on improving cleaning and disinfection activities during the COVID-19...
4 November 2020 | Photo story
Sharing COVID-19 experiences: The Mongolian response
2 November 2020 | News release
Ministry of Health, European Union and WHO work together for Mongolia’s response to COVID-19
30 October 2020 | News release
Investing in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
29 October 2020
Samoa uses community strength, local knowledge and collective memory to prepare for COVID-19
28 October 2020 | News release | Samoa
Experts and stakeholders review Lao PDR’s response to COVID-19 pandemic and discuss priority actions for 2021
27 October 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
ADB, UNICEF and WHO provide medical supplies to Tonga for COVID-19 response
23 October 2020 | Joint news release | Tonga
WHO: COVID-19 must not derail tobacco cessation efforts
20 October 2020
Data helps to prepare and contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
19 October 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
Minister of Health updates Western Pacific countries on Lao PDR’s COVID-19 successes & challenges...
6 October 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
Local COVID-19 preparedness is key to success
25 September 2020 | News release
Fiji receives more medical supplies
24 September 2020 | Joint News release | Suva, Fiji
COVID-19 Preparedness - Supporting the Vulnerable in Samoa
23 September 2020 | News release | Samoa
Asia Pacific health and finance ministers stress importance of universal health coverage in...
17 September 2020
Working with community to detect and report suspected COVID-19 cases in Lao PDR
How countries in Asia and the Pacific are working towards universal health coverage...
16 September 2020
DOH AND WHO Promote holistic mental health wellness in light of World Suicide Prevention Day
10 September 2020
WHO works with the National Centre of Laboratory and Epidemiology to strengthen COVID-19 testing...
Protecting older people against COVID-19
3 September 2020
Ensuring Cambodia has supplies and access to COVID-19 tools
28 August 2020
Malaysia resumes polio response amidst COVID-19 pandemic
27 August 2020
A visit to Sisaket Temple to observe the implementation of preventive measures during mass gathering
19 August 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
Virtual press conference on COVID-19 in the Western Pacific
18 August 2020 | Remarks by Dr Takeshi Kasai
Engaging with monks to understand how they plan to implement COVID-19...
17 August 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
WHO supports Ministry of Health to develop training videos to protect Lao medical workers...
12 August 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
The Ministry of Health holds COVID-19 technical briefing for Lao media
6 August 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
Breastfeeding must continue amidst COVID-19
5 August 2020 | Joint news release | Manila
Fighting Hepatitis during the COVID-19 Pandemic
29 July 2020 | News release
WHO field visit to Baguio City and Benguet Province: Models for contact tracing and COVID-19 response in...
“Stop the fire where it starts”: working with communities to ensure early detection of potential...
28 July 2020 | News release | Vientiane
Monks and health officials work together to keep communities safe from COVID-19
24 July 2020 | News release | Vientiane
Federated States of Micronesia: Empowering local communities & preparing for COVID-19
21 July 2020 | News release | Federated States of Micronesia
PNG scaling up testing for COVID-19: WHO, Australia and New Zealand provide additional laboratory...
15 July 2020 | News release | Port Moresby
New Zealand takes early and hard action to tackle COVID-19
15 July 2020 | News release
Q&A: How is COVID-19 transmitted?
14 July 2020 | Feature story | Ha Noi
WHO to help Ministry of Health upgrade hygiene at 50 district hospitals under USD 200,000 World...
10 July 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
A briefing meeting with the New Deputy Prime Minister
9 July 2020 | News release
Brunei Darussalam enhances national capacities to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to outbreaks...
6 July 2020 | Joint news release
Virtual press conference with World Economic Forum on COVID-19
1 July 2020 | Statement
Responding to a measles outbreak during the COVID-19 pandemic
29 June 2020 | News release
Ministry of Health prepares Lao media to report on the next COVID-19 outbreak
26 June 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
“A Small Country with a Big Heart” – Welcoming the Westerdam
25 June 2020 | News release
Defending the Pacific. Engaging communities to prepare for COVID-19
11 June 2020 | News release
WHO, UNDP, World Bank present Ministry of Health with ventilators
10 June 2020 | News release | Phnom Penh
Prime Minister thanks partners for support during first phase of Lao PDR’s battle with COVID-19
10 June 2020 | News release | Vientiane
Viet Nam's unsung heroes: Caring for COVID-19 patients
10 June 2020 | Photo story | Ha Noi
Children’s book released to help children cope with COVID-19
9 June 2020 | Joint News release
UNICEF and WHO call on Pacific Island countries to strengthen policies on breast-milk substitutes
5 June 2020 | Joint News release
Ministry of Health and WHO support cleaning and disinfection training against COVID-19 as restriction lifts
1 June 2020 | News release
The first 100 days of the COVID-19 response: past investments in health security system pay off, and learning...
29 May 2020 | News release
With recent cases, Cambodia remains in Stage 1 of COVID-19 outbreak, WHO confirms
26 May 2020 | News release | Phnom Penh
National TOT Training on COVID-19 IPC and clinical management
20 May 2020 | News release
China Population Welfare Fund to channel donations from Chinese companies, charities, and...
20 May 2020 | News release | Beijing
WHO partnered with faith-based organizations in Malaysia to make Wesak Day as colourful and...
20 May 2020 | Feature story | Kuala Lumpur
Cambodia’s last COVID-19 patient recovers, leaving the country with zero cases to date
19 May 2020 | News release | Phnom Penh
Virtual press conference with World Economic Forum on COVID-19 in Asia Pacific
14 May 2020
WHO works closely with the Royal Government of Cambodia in the fight against COVID-19
12 May 2020 | News release | Phnom Penh
100 days of COVID-19 in the Philippines: How WHO supported the Philippine response
9 May 2020 | News release | Manila
Switzerland strengthens Lao PDR’s defences against COVID-19
8 May 2020 | News release | Vientiane
COVID-19: Q&A with Dr Galea
6 May 2020 | Note for media
WHO continues its support to Fiji’s response to COVID-19
5 May 2020 | News release
Lao PDR joins #SafeHandsChallenge and ramps up COVID-19 defences
5 May 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
As COVID-19 threatens, Pacific children’s lives are at stake with many children at risk of missing...
27 April 2020 | News release | Suva
Lao health system continues to offer immunization services despite COVID-19 pandemic
24 April 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
Ensuring that Children are Vaccinated Against Preventable Diseases During the COVID-19...
24 April 2020 | News release | Ha Noi
PH Solidarity trial for COVID-19 treatments receives green light from ethics review body
22 April 2020 | Joint news release | Manila
Virtual press conference on COVID-19 outbreak in the Western Pacific Region
21 April 2020
Staying safe during season of religious and cultural events, amid the COVID-19 outbreak
14 April 2020
Stay at Home for Lao New Year!
10 April 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
Supporting frontline workers in the COVID-19 response
10 April 2020 | News release | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Western Pacific Region ministers to tackle COVID-19 in solidarity
8 April 2020 | Highlights
Urgent need for investment in nursing. COVID-19 pandemic puts need for nurses into sharp relief
7 April 2020 | News release | Manila
WHO and international partners act to support Lao PDR response to COVID-19
6 April 2020 | News release
The “Solidarity Trial”, launched by the WHO, will see Malaysia’s involvement in an...
5 April 2020 | Joint News Release | Kuala Lumpur
Ministry of Health and WHO respond to first case of COVID-19 in Laos
24 March 2020 | News release | Vientiane Capital
Viet Nam adopts WHO outbreak investigation tool for COVID-19, other infectious diseases
23 March 2020 | News release | Ha Noi
WHO offers free online COVID-19-related courses in Vietnamese
20 March 2020 | News release | Ha Noi
WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19
11 March 2020 | Statement
Chinese Emergency Medical Teams support COVID-19 response
9 March 2020
WHO helps Samoa and Tokelau to prepare for COVID-19
9 March 2020 | News release
Ministry of Health and WHO prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in Lao
28 February 2020 | News release
What can you do to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19 in Lao PDR?
WHO backs Viet Nam’s laboratory resources for COVID-19 detection
25 February 2020 | News release | Ha Noi
Pacific steps up preparedness against COVID-19
21 February 2020 | News release | Suva
Responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cambodia
19 February 2020 | News release | Phnom Penh
It is time for all of us to play our part in the fight against the novel coronavirus in the Pacific
14 February 2020 | Commentary
Statement on the second meeting of the IHR (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the...
30 January 2020 | Statement
WHO, China leaders discuss next steps in battle against coronavirus outbreak
28 January 2020 | News release
Ministry of Health responds to first positive case of new coronavirus
28 January 2020 | News release | Phnom Penh
Statement on the meeting of the IHR (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of...
23 January 2020 | Statement
Mission summary: WHO Field Visit to Wuhan, China 20-21 January 2020
22 January 2020 | Statement
WHO Director-General's statement on IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus
Coronavirus outbreak shows Asia needs to step up infection preparation
15 January 2020 | Commentaries
WHO statement on novel coronavirus in Thailand
13 January 2020 | Statement
WHO Statement Regarding Cluster of Pneumonia Cases in Wuhan, China
9 January 2020 | Statement