10 years recovery from the 2004 tsunami

It has been a decade since the devastating tsunami hit this region with a vengeance claiming lives of close to 200 000 people, displacing more than 2 million from in South-East Asia and East Africa.

The Region has come a long way since the 2004 event in it preparedness and capacity building initiatives in the area of disaster risk reduction and emergency risk management.

WHO targets implementation of new guidelines for indoor air quality

WHO convened a meeting of representatives of Member States to target the implementation of the new Guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion, at a Regional workshop on air quality and human health in New Delhi today. Over 60% of homes in WHO South-East Asia Region still use solid fuel for cooking.

WHO brings Partners together for Ebola Preparedness

WHO brought together representatives from Member States, donors, response partners and collaborating centres to update them on Ebola Virus Disease.

Led by the Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO experts briefed partners on preparedness of the South-East Asia Region. The Partners Meeting on Ebola Virus Disease was held at WHO’s South-East Asia Regional Office in New Delhi on 5 December 2014.

World AIDS Day - Close the gap

On this World AIDS Day with the theme “Close the gap”, the World Health Organization, Regional Offices for South-East Asia and Western Pacific are calling on Member States to recognize that in order to close the significant gaps that remain for millions of people to access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, key populations most vulnerable to HIV must be equal partners with governments and health authorities.


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10 years recovery from the 2004 tsunami
26 December 2014

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25 January 2015

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