WHO Communication Training for Ministry of Health and Media workshop

18th-19th November 2014: A workshop was conducted for the Media by WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health at STELCO, Male’. The purpose of this workshop was to update Maldivian journalists on Ebola preparedness and other global and public health issues related to Maldives. Participants from the media included journalists from Sun media, Maldives Broadcasting Commission, Maldives Media Council and DhiFM.

Drowning newly emerging as a leading killer of children and young people worldwide

Released today, the World Health Organization’s Global report on drowning highlights that drowning takes the lives of 372,000 people each year, and is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region of the world. In fact, half of all drowning deaths occur in people under the age of 25 years. According to the report, more than 90% of drowning happens in low- and middle-income countries, where rates are over three times higher than in high-income countries.

19-25 October 2014- International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action

Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet lead exposure is estimated to account for 0.6% of the global burden of disease, with the highest burden in developing regions. Childhood lead exposure is estimated to contribute to about 600 000 new cases of children with intellectual disabilities every year

Areas of work

Works of WHO in Maldives

WHO Representative

WHO Representative and Secretariat

Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS)

Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2013-2017

WHO Guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines


Vacancies in the WHO Maldives Office

Media centre

Public information and recent news from WHO Maldives


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P.O. Box 2004
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