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People’s support critical for curtailing further spread of Omicron

As per Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region, people must contribute towards successful implementation of the various measures that countries have put in place at national and sub-national levels in view of the emergence of new variants and holiday and festive season

India’s one billion vaccinations feat: Stakeholders hail mammoth effort to achieve...

In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed the 100-crore milestone........................

South-East Asia Region confirms more COVID-19 cases, WHO calls for agile...

With India, Indonesia and Thailand confirming new cases of COVID-19, World Health Organization asked countries in its South-East Asia Region to strengthen preparedness for all possible scenarios and ensure early containment measures.............. 

WHO Regional Director calls for strategies to prevent suicide & promote...

On World Mental Health Day, WHO reiterates its assistance to Member States in scaling up their capacity to address mental health generally, and suicide...

Dr Poonam K Singh gets 2nd term as Regional Director of...

The World Health Organization's Executive Board has unanimously endorsed Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, who was earlier also unanimously nominated by 11 Member countries of the Region for another five years

Dr Poonam K Singh gets second term as WHO-SEARO’s Regional Director

Having joined the office on February 2014, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been nominated for a second five-year term as Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia until February 2024...………..

Health for all resonates at WHO Regional Committee session

Representatives of a number of partner organizations and civil society are participating in the meeting that is expected to adopt resolutions on key health issues......………….

WHO asks members including India to fast track rabies elimination by...

World Health organization has been advocating for a shift from intramuscular to intradermal rabies vaccination, which is not only 60 to 80 percent cheaper, but is of shorter treatment regimen of just one week................

Fast-track efforts to eliminate rabies: WHO

The global rabies partners comprising of WHO, OIE, FAO and UNICEF and rabies endemic countries from Asia-Pacific and Africa, shared and deliberated on measures to fast-track elimination of dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.............

Accelerate efforts to address air pollution: WHO

Drawing the attention towards the fact that air pollution contributes significantly to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization has called for..................