Reiterating it's commitment to build back equitable and resilient health systems in quake-hit Nepal, WHO has appealed all partners to join forces for an early recovery and reconstruction of country’s health systems.
Addressing the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction on 25 June in Kathmandu, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said, "The health of people who survived the killer earthquakes could be at risk if regular services were not rebuilt and restored on a priority."
The United Nations’ decision to observe 21 June as the International Day of Yoga is a recognition of this ancient Indian practice which has since become global. The day will rightly put the spotlight on physical exercise, much needed in today’s world when sedentary lifestyle is becoming a leading cause of illness.
Thailand confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) disease in a traveler from the Middle East region, the first case in the WHO South-East Asia Region, as World Health Organization urged countries in the region to step up vigil and review preparedness to respond to the disease.
Blood and blood products help save millions of lives every year. Provision of safe blood is a fundamental requirement for the health system of every country.
Every year World Blood Donor Day serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gift of blood. The theme of this year’s campaign is "Thank you for saving my life."
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