Punjab launches HPV vaccine with WHO support

The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination was launched in the districts of Bathinda and Mansa in Punjab by Principal Secretary Health, Mrs Vini Mahajan on 23 November 2016, with technical support from WHO Country Office for India.Punjab is the first state in the country to include HPV vaccination in its immunization programme.

Workshop on Multisectoral Response to Road Traffic Injuries in India

To remember victims of road traffic crashes, sensitize key stakeholders about the burden of road traffic injuries and advocate for actions at individual and societal levels to make roads safer, WHO Country Office for India along with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) organized a consultation on Multisectoral Response to Road Traffic Injuries in India at New Delhi on 18 November 2016.

Annual International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) Meeting

The World Health Organization in collaboration with the AYUSH Ministry, Government of India, organized the Annual International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) meeting in New Delhi, India from 8-10 November 2016. The meeting was aimed at promoting and facilitating the safe use of herbal medicines, and providing a road map to achieve further success in the area of traditional medicines.

Air pollution is an invisible killer

Air pollution has become a growing concern, with an increasing number of acute air pollution episodes in many cities in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Improving vehicle standards, prioritizing clean public and active transit, as well as adopting more efficient stove and fuel alternatives for cooking, lighting and heating are among the actions that can save lives and help save the planet.


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