Bhutan has brought health and well-being to centre stage of development

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.

Travellers at New Delhi, India airport tagged!

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.

Mumbai dabbawalas deliver the World Health Day message

WHO India

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.

Emergencies and disasters

Emergency and humanitarian action

Surveillance and outbreak alert

Information about disease outbreaks

Regional Director

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Press releases

Public information and advocacy

WHO reform

Addressing public health challenges in the 21st century

fact buffet


1.4 billionpeople in South-East Asia Region at risk

Factsheet on malaria
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2.24 millionreported cases in South-East Asia Region (2003-2012)

Factsheet on dengue
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147 millionpeople in South-East Asia Region at risk

Factsheet on kala-azar
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Highlighted publications

WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health

Volume 2, Issue 3-4, July-December 2013

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