National Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) Core Health Indicators

25th January 2017- Ministry of Health with support from WHO Country office, organized the National Workshop on “Sustainable Development Goals-Core Health Indicators” on 25th January. State Minister Hon Hussain Rasheed acknowledged WHO continuing overall technical support and especially for the workshop as this being the first sectoral SDG workshop. WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur shared the landscape of Health in SDGs while Dr Abdulla Nassem, Senior Policy Executive of Ministry of Environment and Energy- the focal Ministry of SDGs in Maldives; shared their plan of implementing and monitoring SDGs.

AMR Week – Paving the Way to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance in the Maldives

14th- 20th November 2016 – Maldives Food and Drug Authority Maldives with technical support from and in partnership with WHO Maldives conducted the Antimicrobial Resistance week in the Maldives to increase awareness of Antibiotic Resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers in order to avoid the further emergence and spread of Antibiotic Resistance in the country.

Vector Control is a Community Responsibility: WHO Maldives and Health Protection Agency launches a Vector Control Campaign in Maldives

16th October 2016- A Vector Control Campaign was launched today as a joint initiative by WHO Maldives and the Health Protection Agency, Ministry of Health. The launch which took place in Gan, Laamu Atoll was graced by His Excellency Minister of Health Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, WHO Representative to Maldives Dr Arvind Mathur, UN Resident Coordinator and Representative Ms Shoko Noda and Laamu Atoll Councilor Yoosuf Amir, to demonstrate multisectoral partnership in vector control.

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WHO Representative and Secretariat

Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS)

Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2013-2017


Vacancies in the WHO Maldives Office

Media Centre

Public information and recent news from WHO Maldives

Information on current situation

WHO Guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines

Freedom from Filaria- Maldives is the first country in the WHO South East Asia Region to officially eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

19th July 2016 - At a ceremony held today, WHO’s South East Asia Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh awarded a plaque and a citation to the government of Maldives for eliminating lymphatic filariasis, a dangerous disease familiar to the country for over 50 years. The plaque was accepted on behalf of the Maldives by Honorable Minister of Health Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim.

Photo Gallery: Glimpses of World Health Day around the Maldives

Some photographs from World Health Day 2016 which was vibrantly celebrated all over Maldives

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh inaugurating the ‘Fifty Years of Health in Maldives” photo exhibition, 6th December 2015.

6th December 2016 – To commemorate fifty years of Maldives and WHO partnership, WHO South East Asia Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh inaugurated a photo exhibition in the presence of HE Minister of Health Ms Iruthisham Adam.

On Guard: Protecting against a stroke’s blow

Op-ed by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region
How to prevent, detect and respond to brain strokes
The human brain is uniquely complex. The billions of neurons it contains provide the substance of reason and thought, while the functions it controls define our every move.


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