World Health Day 2015: Food safety

Unsafe food and water is linked to the deaths of over 2 million people annually – including 700 000 children in WHO's South-East Asia Region.

Food safety is critical for public health as foodborne diseases affect people’s health and well-being and the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries is becoming more and more evident. That is why the World Health Organization is promoting efforts to make food safe food, from farm to plate on World Health Day, 7 April 2015.

Making street food safe in Thailand

In Thailand, street food is popular not just among the residents but also among the thousands of tourists fascinated by the Thai delicacies. Street food is becoming increasingly common among the urban and peri-urban population.

One year of polio-free certification

One year ago, WHO South-East Asia, home to 80% of the world’s population, was certified polio-free.

“This is a momentous victory for the millions of health workers who worked with governments, nongovernmental organizations, civil society and international partners to eradicate polio from the Region.

World TB Day 2015: Gear up to end TB

Tuberculosis is a fully curable disease that affects nearly three million people in WHO’s South-East Asia Region every year.

2015 is a critical year for countries and partners to adapt and prepare for roll-out of the End TB Strategy.


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