#ichooselife World No Tobacco Day 2015 Campaign in Maldives

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'I choose life' slogan of the campaign and supported by WHO on 31 May 2015 to commemorate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The event organized by the Ministry of Health’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) in collaboration with Ministry of Youth and Sports was held in the National Art Gallery in the capital of Maldives, Male’, Maldives.

Nationwide campaign against mosquitoes

The WHO Country Office joined the campaign “Madhiri Rulhi Rulhi” against mosquitoes organized by the Ministry of Health’s Health Protection Agency in cooperation the Hulhumale’ Development Centre on the morning of 16th May 2015. This is part of an ongoing public awareness program to reduce mosquito breeding sites and stop spread of dengue and other vector-borne diseases.

Redouble effort to reach every child with lifesaving vaccines

Vaccines save lives. Every year vaccination averts 2 to 3 million infant deaths globally from deadly diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio and tetanus. However, at the same time 1 in 5 children, an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines. Of them, 9 million infants, more than one-third, live in WHO’s South-East Asia Region.

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