Asia Pacific

WHO experts arrive at site in China of first and largest SARS outbreak

Seeking to find the source of a deadly new respiratory disease, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) experts arrived in Guangdong Province, China, today and immediately started work at the site of the first and largest outbreak of the illness, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

SARS spurs WHO advisory to avoid travel to Hong Kong and Guangdong

In a fresh effort to stem the international spread of a deadly new respiratory disease, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) recommended today that travellers consider postponing all but essential trips to Hong Kong and Guangdong Province in China where the illness, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), has taken its greatest toll.

UN launches projects to strengthen Viet Nam's elected bodies

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched two projects in Viet Nam to strengthen the country's National Assembly and Provincial Councils and to enable them to play a more effective role in parliamentary and fiscal affairs.

WHO concerned about respiratory disease cases in Hong Kong housing complex

The United Nations lead health agency has expressed concern over cases of a mysterious respiratory disease in a Hong Kong residential complex, where the illness seems to be transmitted in a way not yet understood.