Every year on 28 July, WHO and partners mark World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding about viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. This year's theme, 'Think Again' acknowledges we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world. What we are learning is that transmission continues unabated in many settings leading to substantial morbidity and mortality.
Recognizing the rather unique position of BRICS to influence health at global level, the June 2014 issue of WHO Bulletin is devoted to the theme of “BRICS and Global Health”. This special edition – a joint initiative of WHO Representatives in BRICS countries - was released on 23 June 2014 in New Delhi amidst strong presence of participants from BRICS countries.
Echoing the increasing attention given to enhancing access to health services while reducing financial hardship caused by out of pocket spending on health in the country, a panel discussion supported by the United Nations in India held in New Delhi on 8 May 2014 deliberated on India’s route to Universal Health Coverage.
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.