#BEATNCDS- Launch of the PEN Programme in the Maldives

14th August 2017- To reinforce progress towards 2025 non communicable disease targets in the country, HE Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim together with WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur and Director General of Public Health Ms Maimoona Abu Bakr launched the Package of Essential Non Communicable (PEN) Disease Programme for Primary Health Care in the Maldives in an event organized by Health Protection Agency with support and collaboration from WHO Maldives.

World Hepatitis Day 2017- Elimination at Hand

3rd August 2017- The official function to mark World Hepatitis Day 2017 was celebrated by Health Protection Agency and WHO Country Office for Maldives through a High Level Meeting today. Cabinet members such as Minister of Home Affairs Honorable Azleen Ahmed, Minister of Health Honorable Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim together with the WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur attended the event, themed "Eliminate Hepatitis".

Handover of Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK)

13th July 2017 - In an official ceremony held at the Ministry of Health, WHO Country Office for Maldives handed over Interagency Emergency Health Kits to the government of Maldives to be used by the country’s health teams to meet the health care needs of people in times of crisis. WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur signed the official handover document together with the Minister of Health Honorable Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim. One kit is designed to meet the basic health needs of 10 000 people for a period of approximately 3 months.


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Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS)

Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2013-2017


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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.

Mobilizing against measles

Op-ed by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region
Act decisively to eliminate measles
The WHO South-East Asia Region is making rapid progress against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Region was certified polio-free in 2014. Maternal and neonatal tetanus was routed in 2016. And routine immunization for diseases such as diphtheria and pertussis continues to expand. More than 90% of populations Region-wide are now accessing the life-saving benefits vaccines bring.


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