4th April 2018: A unique celebration to mark World Health Day 2018 and WHO’s 70th Anniversary was officiated by WHO Maldives. To highlight the theme of ‘Universal Health Coverage’, the event was held in a “covered” tent and was graced with the presence of Chief Guest His Excellency Minister of Health Honorable Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, Her Excellency Minister of Gender and Family Honorable Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, Ambassadors, Diplomats, UN Agencies, Partnering Companies and NGOS.
24th March 2018 – The 25 by 25 NCD Campaign Kick Start Festival was held at Rasfannu Beach today. With tons of activities and unique stalls held by different partners, the fair had something healthy to offer to people of all ages, and all walks of life. These ranged frrom preparation of health gourmet recipes, mental health counseling, physical activities, children’s games, live entertainment and demonstrations etc. The Fair was inaugurated by Her Excellency Minister of Youth and Sports Honorable Iruthisham Adam. The evening Reception was commemorated by His Excellency Minister of Health Honorable Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim and was graced by Her Excellency Minister of Gender and Family Honorable Zenysha Shaheed Zaki and WHO Representative Dr Arvind Mathur.
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.