Bangladesh tackles rabies through mass dog vaccination

Thousands of people die from rabies each year, mostly in Africa and Asia. Children under age 15 are particularly vulnerable, accounting for 4 out of every 10 rabies-related deaths.

Bangladesh’s canine vaccination programme aims to break the cycle of rabies transmission from dogs to humans.

World Heart Day 2014: salt reduction saves lives

World Heart Day 2014
Nawal Al Hamad

27 September 2014: On World Heart Day, 29 September, WHO is calling on countries to decrease the overuse of salt by implementing WHO’s sodium reduction recommendations to cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and stroke, and, in turn, save lives.

First ever Syphilis Screening Programme for Pregnant Women launched in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste has now joined the 10 other countries in the WHO South East Asia region, by launching the country’s first ever “Syphilis Screening Programme for Pregnant Women.”

WHO honours National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of Timor-Leste

WHO also honors National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of Timor-Lestehonours

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh congratulated the NMC Programme for its laudable success at the Sixty-seventh Session of the Regional Committee for South-East Asia.

Within only 6 years, the number of reported malaria cases in Timor-Leste dropped from 220 cases per 1000 people in 2006 to less than 1 case per 1000 in 2013.

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