Communicating health risks to empower communities

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WHO and Nepal Health Education, Information and Communication Centre are disseminating a series of health messages among the communities that will amplify and reinforce safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices.

The messages embrace the full spectrum of health-related challenges the country now faces.

WHO calls for early reconstruction of health systems in Nepal

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia and Nepal's Honorable Minster for Health Mr Khagaraj Adhikari visit a Medical Camp Kit set up outside the International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction in Kathmandu.

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."

First International Day of Yoga

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.

WHO calls for stepping up vigil for MERS, Thailand confirms case


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.

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Home to a quarter of the world population, WHO SEARO provides leadership on health matters, articulates evidence-based policy options,
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