Polio-free certification status of India celebrated at Bengaluru

The World Health Organization (WHO) joined the governments of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telengana to celebrate the polio free status of India and the entire South-East Asia Region of WHO at Bengaluru on 19 August 2014.

Ebola outbreak in west Africa: Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee

The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa was held by teleconference on 6-7 August 2014. The Director-General accepted the Committee’s assessment and on 8 August 2014 declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

National consultation on improving access; promoting innovation in the context of universal health coverage

WHO Country Office for India is organizing a ‘National consultation on Improving Access; Promoting Innovation in the context of Universal Health Coverage’ in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and the Centre for Technology and Policy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras at Chennai from 7-9 August 2014.

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.

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World Health Day

World Health Day 2014

WHO reform

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