WHO gives emergency health kits, funds to quake-hit Nepal

The World Health Organization this handed over four emergency health kits comprising of medicines and medical supplies and US dollars 175 000 as the first tranche of emergency health funds to meet the immediate health needs of the earthquake affected people in Nepal.

“Within hours of the tragedy, WHO disbursed medical supplies to cover the health needs of 40 000 people for three months. These supplies are in the form of inter-agency emergency health kits and were given to hospitals in Nepal treating the injured,” WHO South-East Asia Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said.

Close the immunization gap

Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.

From farm to plate, make food safe

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.

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.


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