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.
24th July 2016 – A clinic for Adolescent and Youth Friendly Health Services in Baa Eydhafushi, Maldives was inaugurated by Honorable Minister of Health HE Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim and WHO Representative to the Maldives Dr Arvind Mathur. The staff of Eydhafushi Hospital was trained with WHO’s support prior to it’s inauguration.
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.
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