The World Health Organization is bringing together international public health experts, development agencies and academia to share experiences and identify quick wins for universal health coverage (UHC) at a Conference on Advancing Universal Health Coverage in South-East Asia in Paro today.
On the occasion of World Health Day, travellers at the New Delhi airport were greeted with health messages on baggage tags explaining how to protect themselves and their families from vector-borne diseases.
Mumbaikars were in for a surprise today. The iconic Mumbai dabbawalas delivered along with the dabba (lunch boxes), a specially created tag with simple messages about preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases, the theme of World Health Day 2014.
The famed dabbawalas have joined hands with WHO Country Office for India to create awareness about the ‘big threat of small bites’ and to motivate families and communities to protect themselves.
World Health Day 2014
While countries in South-East Asia have made substantial economic progress, diseases such as dengue and malaria fuel a vicious cycle of poverty and have a significant impact on socioeconomic status of communities. These diseases are still killing thousands of people in the WHO South-East Asia Region.