Communicable Diseases Department (CDS)
Communicable diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases have been the scourge of millions in South-East Asia, home to a quarter of the world’s population. For decades, these diseases have taken innumerable lives and devastated societies as well as entire economies among the 11 member countries of the WHO’s South-East Asia Region.
Today, there is a paradigm shift underway as governments and international bodies undertake the ambitious task of ending these diseases once and for all by 2030. The target was set at the historic meeting in New York as part of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015.
Already, the fight back by governments, international agencies, civil society and communities has helped reduce the burden of these diseases significantly. Thanks to the political commitment of the governments and the dedicated work of thousands of health professionals, the tide has turned definitively against all the major communicable diseases in the Region.
Strategy and vision:
Results and Evidence: HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria
Research, innovation and strengthening laboratories
Results: Neglected tropical diseases
Swarup Kumar Sarkar
Department of Communicable Diseases (CDS)
Dr Lin Aung Coordinator (CDS-Capacity, Policy & Advocacy) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia
World Health House
Mahatma Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 002, India
Telephone: +91-11-23370804, 23370809-11