India Newborn Action Plan launched

The India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) was launched in New Delhi today by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare. Mr Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India said, “The WHO through its Country Cooperation Strategy is committed to help India reduce neonatal mortality.”

WHO supports the first national anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey

The first national anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey, India 2014 – 2015 was launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare on 6 September 2014 in New Delhi . This first of its kind survey in India is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO issues roadmap to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa

28 August 2014 -- WHO issues a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The roadmap aims to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread.

India attains freedom from polio

The South-East Asia Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (SEA-RCCPE) has declared the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization polio-free today. Under the dynamic leadership of its Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the South-East Asia Region of WHO is the fourth Region to attain this distinction.

WHO Representative to India

WHO Representative and secretariat

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Floods in Jammu & Kashmir

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Vacancies in the WHO Country Office for India

World Health Day

World Health Day 2014

WHO reform

Addressing public health challenges in the 21st century