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World Malaria Day: WHO calls for sustained high-level commitment to beat...

The WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia has called for expanding national malaria programmes’ reach to disadvantaged or neglected communities, including tribal, migrant or mobile populations..............

World Immunization Week: WHO urges SE Asia govts to increase life-saving...

Over the past 14 months alone, 113 million children received the measles and rubella vaccine as part of mass campaigns in Bangladesh, India and Indonesia................

WHO lauds the launch of ‘Global Partnership to Stop Leprosy’

The new partnership, launched ahead of the World Leprosy Day 2018, brings together leading agencies and organizations working towards zero leprosy in various parts of the world...............

India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third: J...

Union health minister, Mr J P Nadda has stated that with nearly three-fourth of the share of the regional burden, India’s successes have significantly contributed to the reduction of the burden of malaria for the entire South-East Asia region...........

Take bold, co-operative action to make medicines available to all: WHO

Across the South-East Asia Region, an estimated 65 million people are pushed into poverty due to out-of-pocket health-care payments, with the cost of medicines being one of the main causes..........

Enhance awareness, action to eliminate hepatitis in South-East Asia Region

Despite hepatitis’ outsized burden, it is estimated that just one in ten people infected with the disease know their status........

World Environment Day: Make cities green for better health, says WHO

Green public spaces will likewise help tackle air pollution, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia. Read on..........

J P Nadda gets WHO’s special recognition for tobacco control

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr J P Nadda has been selected for special award by the World Health Organization for his leadership and commitment to advancing tobacco control........

Amitabh Bachchan is the WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in SE...

The veteran actor will lend his voice and support to public awareness programmes that aim to scale up preventive measures and advocate for early diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis to reduce the disease burden....

WHO South-East Asia countries pledge inclusive approaches for Autism

The Thimphu Declaration the South East Asian nations stressed the need to promote social inclusiveness and remove stigma, which are major challenges that individuals and their families face..........