Welcoming WHO’s new Director-General

On 1 July 2017, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus begins his 5-year term as WHO’s new Director-General. Dr Tedros previously served as Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia and as Board Chair of the Global Fund and Roll Back Malaria Partnership. Dr Tedros plans to focus on five main areas of work during his tenure. They are: achieving universal health coverage; strengthening the capacity of national authorities and local communities to detect, prevent and manage health emergencies; improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents; addressing the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and building a transformed, transparent and accountable WHO.

Union Health Minister conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award of contribution to global tobacco control

Mr J.P. Nadda, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award at a national consultation held in New Delhi on prioritizing and accelerating tobacco control efforts for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

Amitabh Bachchan appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region

World Health Organization today appointed legendary Indian movie star Mr Amitabh Bachchan as its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region. Though preventable, viral hepatitis kills 410 000 people in the Region every year, mostly people in their productive years. Nearly 90 million people suffer from chronic liver disease that is driving rates of liver cancer and cirrhosis in the Region.

World Health Day consultation calls for greater attention to depression

To commemorate the World Health Day 2017, the World Health Organization Country Office for India and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, jointly organised a national consultation on 7 April 2017 at New Delhi. The consultation called for increasing awareness and greater attention to mental health issues, especially depression.


WHO Representative to India

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World Health Day 2017

Depression: Let’s talk



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