On 8th April 2016, Health Protection Agency in joint collaboration with WHO held the World Health Day Fair 2016 at Rasfannu, Male’. During the inauguration ceremony both WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur and the Minister of Health Ms Iruthisham Adam assured the public that advancements will continue to avail in the Health sector especially in the area of Diabetes.
7th April 2016- The World Health Day is celebrated worldwide each year by different countries. It is a special day marked annually where the WHO selects a priority area of global public health concern. This year the theme is Diabetes: how to prevent it, how to treat it and most importantly how to beat it. With Diabetes being the 8th leading cause of death worldwide and the 9th leading cause for death in the Maldives, it is crucial to halt the rise in diabetes by conducting efforts to promote awareness and improve the quality of life for those who are living with the burden of this disease.
WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur gave the morning address to the students of Majeedhiyya School on the occasion of World Health Day 2016
World Health Day for WHO Maldives Country Office kick started with Dr Arvind Mathur giving the morning address to the students of Majeedhiyya School, the oldest school in Maldives, on the occasion of World Health Day 2016.
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