Removing the international emergency designation will put Zika in a class with other diseases, such as dengue, that pose serious risks and require continued research, including efforts to develop effective vaccines.
UNICEF is calling on world leaders to reduce air pollution, saying it leads to the deaths of more children yearly than malaria and HIV/AIDS combined.
Health and environment ministers from 33 countries were in Manila for a regional forum to come up with solutions to achieving a healthy environment that would ensure good health for all.
A new study by the World Health Organization shows about 7 million people die every year due to air pollution.
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