WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur gave the morning address to the students of Majeedhiyya School on the occasion of World Health Day 2016

World Health Day for WHO Maldives Country Office kick started with Dr Arvind Mathur giving the morning address to the students of Majeedhiyya School, the oldest school in Maldives, on the occasion of World Health Day 2016.

WHO Announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The first meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 February 2016, from 13:10 to 16:55 Central European Time.

The WHO Secretariat briefed the Committee on the clusters of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) that have been temporally associated with Zika virus transmission in some settings. The Committee was provided with additional data on the current understanding of the history of Zika virus, its spread, clinical presentation and epidemiology.

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director declares Maldives as the first Malaria Free country in the South East Asia Region

The President of Maldives His Excellency President Abdulla Yamin Abdul Gayyoom graced the official ceremony where Dr Singh, Regional Director of WHO, South East Asia Region handed over a citation and plaque to Honorable Minister of Health, HE Ms Iruthisham Adam declaring ‘Maldives as Malaria Free’- the first country in the region to successfully attain this status. The official ceremony was attended by cabinet ministers, senior officials from different Government departments, High Commissioners, Partners and various other stakeholders.

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Forum held to review Tobacco Free Youth Campaign “IChooseLife”

WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur and team actively took part in a forum conducted by the Health Protection Agency to review the Tobacco Free Youth Campaign “IChooseLife” . The forum which was held at Custom’s Building Conference Hall last Tuesday was graced by it’s Chief Guest; Ministry of Health’s Senior Policy Advisor Mr Abdul Hameed Abdul Samad and Permanent Secretary Ms Khadheeja Abdul Samad. Volunteers from the Ministry of Youth and Sports also engaged energetically in the forum.

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.


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