The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Tuesday.
According to the World Health Organization, almost two out of three Filipinas are not using any birth control method. International health groups agree that the government should address sexual and reproductive health issues in the country.
More and more young people engage in sex before marriage in the Asia-Pacific region – and most of them have inadequate knowledge and poor access to health services. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) holds on Thursday a panel discussion to address the current sexual and reproductive health situation in the Asia-Pacific region especially among women.