India launches the National Framework to Eliminate Malaria

Launching the National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016-2030 today, Mr J. P. Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India said, “India stands committed to eliminating Malaria and is committed to allocating infrastructure and financial resources to this task.”

The two-day meeting held on 10-11 February 2016 was convened by WHO and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India.

WHO announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

1 February 2016 -- WHO announced today that the recent cluster of neurological disorders and neonatal malformations reported in the Americas region constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This comes after the International Health Regulation Emergency Committee agreed that a causal link between this cluster and Zika virus disease is strongly suspected. It constitutes an “extraordinary event” and a public health threat to other parts of the world.

Five years of polio-free India

The 13th of January 2016 marks five years since the last reported wild polio case in the country. It is an unprecedented achievement for a country, which until 2009 accounted for more than half the world’s polio incidence. It is a momentous occasion for India and WHO’s South-East Asia Region.

Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in India

On the occasion of the second Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) with technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office for India and the World Bank organized an advocacy event to bring key stakeholders together and discuss the approaches and strategies for accelerating UHC in India.

WHO Representative to India

WHO Representative

WHO guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines


Vacancies in the WHO Country Office for India

World Health Day

World Health Day 2016

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