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.
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.
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.
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.
Consultation on National R&D Observatory in India Conceptualizing the National R & D Observatory in India: The Way Forward
Fifth India Pharma Summit 2014
World TB Day 2014
National consultation on role of the health sector in responding to violence against women
Health Minister launches e-newsletter on NCDs
Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General in India
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