15th February 2018- His Excellency President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom launched the National Tuberculosis Strategic Plan in the Maldives today, the first Head of State in WHO South East Asia Region to launch the TB Strategic Plan since the Delhi call for action to End TB. A historic occasion with Highest level political commitment towards ending TB in the Maldives as witnessed with the presence of HE President and all Cabinet Ministers and key stakeholders. The event was a joint collaboration between Ministry of Health and WHO Maldives.
30th January, 2018- To further strengthen country preparedness, a Health Emergency Operations Center was launched in the Ministry of Health today with support from WHO whom handed over all necessary equipment to establish the center. The handover document was signed by His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, Minister of Health and Dr Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative to the Maldives.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Health Minister said that acquiring the modern equipment will enhance the country’s capacity for emergency preparedness and response. He also mentioned that the law mandates the Ministry of Health to ensure the best and optimum response is provided to the nation during emergencies.
Saturday, 6th January 2018- With support and partnership from WHO and the Housing Development Corporation, Health Protection Agency rang in the new year with a National Dengue Awareness Campaign. Government, WHO and private institutions in the country participated in the campaign held in Hulhumale’ and contributed their full efforts to reduce mosquito breeding sites. The campaign is being led by Honorable Minister of Health Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, whom also participated in the activities.