Accelerating tobacco control measures

Inaugurating a national consultation to commemorate the World No Tobacco Day 2018, Mr Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India made a strong call for accelerating tobacco control measures for achievement of the goals under National Health Policy, 2017.

When academics and doctors create a movement

When accepting his Award, Professor Vinod Paul shared a memorable moment in his life. Back in 1977, as a 22-year old intern studying medicine, he volunteered to help for a paediatric congress. He then met and shook hands with the most famous paediatrician of the time, a medical celebrity – Professor Ihsan Dogramaci from Turkey. "Little did I know," Professor Paul says, "that 40 years after I would have the privilege of receive a global award on the name of Dr Dogramaci. This is a moment I shall always cherish."

Nipah virus infection

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus.

Workshop on risk communication during public health emergencies

WHO Country Office for India and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) jointly organized a workshop on risk communication during public health emergencies at Shimla from 14–15 May 2018.


WHO Representative to India

WHO Representative



WHO guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines


WHO Country Office for India

The Guardian of Public Health in India


Making a difference

Success stories


Air pollution

Health impacts


Scam alert

Information about employment scams