Freedom from Filaria- Maldives is the first country in the WHO South East Asia Region to officially eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
World Health Organization felicitated Maldives today for having eliminated Lymphatic Filariasis, thus becoming the first country in WHO South-East Asia Region and the second globally, after Cuba, to accomplish this public health goal. The official ceremony was graced by Vice President of the Maldives His Excellency Abdulla Jihad and Regional Director to WHO South East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh.
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.
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