International Conclave on Good Regulatory Practices in India

The World Health Organization (WHO), Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) Government of India, along with the Government of Madhya Pradesh organized a two-day “International Conclave on Best Practices in Drug Regulation” at Bhopal on 21-22 August 2017 for strengthening of regulatory systems in India.

World Hepatitis Day 2017 - Eliminate Hepatitis

On 28 July WHO observes World Hepatitis Day to encourage the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Each year viral hepatitis infects millions of people across the Region, causing around 410 000 deaths. It is estimated that just one in ten people infected with the disease know their status. WHO urges everyone to inform themselves about the infection, get tested and seek treatment to reduce needless deaths from this preventable and treatable infection.

Welcoming WHO’s new Director-General

On 1 July 2017, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus begins his 5-year term as WHO’s new Director-General. Dr Tedros previously served as Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia and as Board Chair of the Global Fund and Roll Back Malaria Partnership. Dr Tedros plans to focus on five main areas of work during his tenure. They are: achieving universal health coverage; strengthening the capacity of national authorities and local communities to detect, prevent and manage health emergencies; improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents; addressing the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and building a transformed, transparent and accountable WHO.

Union Health Minister conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award of contribution to global tobacco control

Mr J.P. Nadda, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award at a national consultation held in New Delhi on prioritizing and accelerating tobacco control efforts for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.


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