Vector Control is a Community Responsibility: WHO Maldives and Health Protection Agency launches a Vector Control Campaign in Maldives

16th October 2016- A Vector Control Campaign was launched today as a joint initiative by WHO Maldives and the Health Protection Agency, Ministry of Health. The launch which took place in Gan, Laamu Atoll was graced by His Excellency Minister of Health Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, WHO Representative to Maldives Dr Arvind Mathur, UN Resident Coordinator and Representative Ms Shoko Noda and Laamu Atoll Councilor Yoosuf Amir, to demonstrate multisectoral partnership in vector control.

Maldives hosts Pre COP Regional Workshop for the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (FCTC) on Tobacco Control by WHO

In preparation for COP7, WHO Regional Workshop for the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (FCTC) on Tobacco Control was held in the Maldives from 21st to 22nd September 2016. Participants included experts on tobacco cessation and control WHO South East Asia and from all over the world. Chief Guest His Excellency Minister of Health Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim joined the inauguration ceremony held at Paradise Island Resort reinforcing the political importance of the meeting.

High Level Advocacy Forum on Tobacco Control held in the Maldives

20th September 2016 – Excellency Vice President Mr Abdulla Jihad as Chief Guest together with Honorable Minister of Health Mr Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim and Dr Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative to Maldives attended the High Level Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control in Maldives. The Forum was jointly organized by WHO Country Office and Health Protection Agency. Honorable Minister of Gender and Family Ms Aminath Zenysha Shaheed Zaki and Honorable Minister of Home Affairs Mr Azleen Ahmed along with several Member of Parliaments, high officials of Health and other Ministries, members of Diplomatic Community and stakeholders from academia, professional associations, civil societies and academia attended the Forum. Dr Vera Da Costa, Head of Framework Convention, Geneva and Dr Thaksaphon, Director- Non Communicable Diseases, SEARO along with several global and regional experts in tobacco control attended the advocacy forum.

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Photo Gallery: Glimpses of World Health Day around the Maldives

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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.

On Guard: Protecting against a stroke’s blow

Op-ed by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region
How to prevent, detect and respond to brain strokes
The human brain is uniquely complex. The billions of neurons it contains provide the substance of reason and thought, while the functions it controls define our every move.

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