World Water Day

On 22 March World Water Day, WHO highlights the critical role access to clean and safe water, sanitation and hygiene is to the fight against neglected tropical diseases, and the social good it provides generally, as outlined in Sustainable Development Goal 6. The outcome we are pursuing is crystal clear: water for all, whoever you are, wherever you are.

For International Women's Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a world in which women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, and one where all women and girls are treated and respected as equals. At WHO, we’re speaking up for women and girls’ right to health.

Global health leaders adopt Delhi Declaration on digital health

New Delhi, 27 February 2019 - Ministers and government officials from over 35 countries committed to accelerate and implement the appropriate digital health interventions to improve health of their population at national and sub-national levels by 2023.

WHO, Goodwill Ambassador welcome India’s hepatitis initiatives

Mumbai, 25 February 2019 - The World Health Organization and its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region, Mr Amitabh Bachchan, have welcomed India’s national action plan for viral hepatitis which aims to reach life-saving drugs and diagnostics to over 50 million affected people across the country.

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh begins second term as Regional Director

New Delhi, 1 February 2019 - Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh today began her second term as Regional Director WHO South-East Asia, after being unanimously endorsed by the 34-Member WHO Executive Board in Geneva on 26 January 2019.

Earlier, the 11-Member countries of the Region had unanimously nominated her for a second five- year term as Regional Director in September 2018. In her second term, the Regional Director is focusing on sustaining the gains made around the flagship priorities and other programmes in the Region, accelerating efforts and innovating, to meet the continuing and emerging public health challenges.

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World Health Day 2019 - Universal Health Coverage: Health for All

Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated on the 7th of April of each year. The objective of World Health Day is to raise global awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern. This year's theme is "Universal Health Coverage: Health for All".

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