Mumbai dabbawalas deliver the World Health Day message

Mumbaikars were in for a surprise on the World Health Day. The iconic Mumbai dabbawalas delivered along with the dabba (lunch boxes), a specially created tag with simple messages about preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases, the theme of World Health Day 2014.

Travellers at New Delhi airport tagged!

On the occasion of World Health Day, 7 April 2014, travelers at the New Delhi airport were greeted with health messages (baggage tags) on how to protect themselves and their families from vector-borne diseases.

National consultation calls for strengthening of health system to address vector-borne diseases

A national consultation was organized by WHO Country office for India and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) on 4 April 2014 to address the threat posed by vector-borne diseases, the theme of World Health Day 2014. This year the World Health Day aims at raising awareness about the threat posed by insect vectors and the bacteria, viruses, and parasites they carry, collectively known as vector-borne diseases (VBDs);and to motivate families and communities to protect themselves through simple measures.

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.

WHO Representative to India

WHO Representative and secretariat

WHO Guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines


Vacancies in the WHO Country Office for India

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Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General visits India

World Health Day

World Health Day 2014