World Health Assembly closes, passing resolutions on air pollution and epilepsy

The World Health Assembly closed today, with Director-General Dr Margaret Chan noting that it had passed several “landmark resolutions and decisions”. Three new resolutions were passed today: one on air pollution, one on epilepsy and one laying out the next steps in finalizing a framework of engagement with non-State actors.

Nepal earthquake, one month later

A month after the first ‪earthquake‬ hit ‪‎Nepal‬, WHO has flown in more than 20 tonnes of essential medicines and supplies such as emergency health kits, trauma kits, diarrhoeal kits, water tanks and microbial testing kits to cater to the health needs of the affected communities

Technical collaboration between WHO India and Rajasthan on Universal Health Coverage

Committing to engage in a long-term technical collaboration that will enable the Government of Rajasthan to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the World Health Organization Country Office for India and the state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 5 May 2015 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi is WHO’s new Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases

The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) New Delhi was formally inaugurated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases on 5 May 2015. Mr Satyendar Jain, Health Minister of Delhi inaugurated the new WHO collaborating centre in the presence of Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India. Also present on the occasion were Mr K. K. Sharma, Chief Secretary, Delhi Government and Chairman, ILBS, and Dr Shiv Kumar Sarin, Director, ILBS.

WHO Representative to India

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Vacancies in the WHO Country Office for India

World Health Day

World Health Day 2015

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