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.

Technical collaboration between WHO India and Kerala on Universal Health Coverage

The Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr Oommen Chandy and Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India committed to engage on 29 April 2015 in a long-term technical collaboration that will enable the state achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by strengthening the primary health care services and addressing the most important cause of morbidity and mortality, namely noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

WHO setting up Gorkha, Nepal field office

In a major step to boost the health-care assistance to earthquake survivors who have been unreachable since last week’s disaster, the World Health Organization today announced the establishment of a new field office in the Gorkha district of Nepal. From there, WHO and the national authorities will be able to coordinate land and air support to rush medicines, health care professionals and other life-saving resources to some of the most remote regions impacted by the earthquake.

India drives down malaria rates, sets sights on elimination

The hilly, wooded landscapes of India’s north and north-eastern states and the nomadic nature of many of its tribal groups contribute to the high number of malaria cases in that region of the country. Some 80% of the malaria cases reported in India occur in these states which are home to only 20% of the population. Internal conflicts and increasing population mobility pose additional challenges to eliminating malaria in the region.

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