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.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women reiterates countries’ endorsement that violence against women is a grave human rights violation, discriminatory in law and practice and hinders health, well-being and productivity of individuals, communities and societies.

World Toilet Day 2014

Inadequate sanitation is impacting health and economies of countries in South-East Asia. Good sanitation is proven to prevent water sources being contaminated, protect the environment, prevent infectious diseases and help reduce malnutrition, stunting and mental stress.

Indoor air quality guidelines: household fuel combustion

Every year, some 4.3 million people worldwide die from household air pollution emitted by wood, coal, dried dung and other biomass fuels.


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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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Upcoming campaigns

16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence
25 November - 10 December 2014

World AIDS Day
1 December 2014

Human Rights Day
10 December 2014

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