World No Tobacco Day 2015

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

For World No Tobacco Day 2015, we are calling on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products.

Nepal earthquake, one month later

Nepal Earthquake, One month later
Photo: WHO/J.Swan

A month after the first ‪earthquake‬ hit ‪‎Nepal‬, WHO has flown in more than 20 tonnes of essential medicines and supplies such as emergency health kits, trauma kits, diarrhoeal kits, water tanks and microbial testing kits to cater to the health needs of the affected communities.

Access to maternal and child health care in Nepal brings joy amid destruction

Access to maternal and child health care in Nepal brings joy amid destruction
WHO/A Khan

Dr Ritesh Thapaliya, a District Health Office medical officer who helped deliver a newborn in an open field in the midnight hours following the first quake, says that Integrated Management of Newborn and Child Illness Training provided by WHO has given him the knowledge and confidence to provide ongoing care for his district’s new arrivals and their mothers.

Nepal ramps up disease surveillance after earthquakes

Nepal ramps up disease surveillance after earthquakes
Photo: WHO/A. Khan

As the rainy season draws close in Nepal, the realignment of pre-existing World Health Organization and Ministry of Health and Population health surveillance and reporting mechanisms provides the best opportunity to guard against possible disease outbreaks. At the same time, local communities are empowered, and Nepal’s health system made more resilient.

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