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Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis by 2020: Maharashtra govt steps up efforts

Government of Maharashtra’s Public Health department associates with Actor Swwapnil Joshi for elimination of 'Lymphatic Filariasis' in Maharashtra..............

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......………….

Women’s empowerment is a public health imperative

This International Women’s Day, let us acknowledge that gender-based discrimination exists and is a daily occurrence in each of the South-East Asia Region’s countries, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh..................

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...........

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....

Talk about depression, strengthen depression-related services: WHO

The World Health Day this year focuses on depression, a condition that involves persistent sadness or loss of interest or pleasure in things normally enjoyed.........

Women’s Day Special: “Economic empowerment critical to overall well-being of women”

Empower women in the workplace, advance health and development across South-East Asia, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia......

WHO tells SE Asia nations to accelerate efforts to end TB

The World Health Organization has called on the countries in South East Asia to accelerate efforts to bring down tuberculosis cases from the region....