Raising tobacco taxes prevents the youth from starting tobacco use: WHO

Countries in WHO’s South-East Asia Region are home to 25% of the world’s smoking and 90% of the world’s smokeless tobacco users. Higher taxes on tobacco products are proven to reduce the number of tobacco users, especially the youth, resulting in lives saved and healthier communities. On World No tobacco day, WHO is urging countries to raise taxes on tobacco to decrease tobacco use especially among the youth.

World Health Statistics 2014

15 May 2014 -- People everywhere are living longer, according to the "World Health Statistics 2014" published today by WHO.

WHO’s annual statistics report shows that low-income countries have made the greatest progress, with an average increase in life expectancy by 9 years from 1990 to 2012.

The Visit of WHO Director General and Regional Director

The Director General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, and the Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia Region, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh visited Myanmar from 17-21 March 2014. The purpose of the visit was to meet with high-level Government authorities and to discuss with development partners, donors and UN agencies operating in Myanmar...

Countering tobacco industry interference

The National Workshop on countering tobacco industry interference was organized by Ministry of Health, with the technical and financial support of WHO, Bloomberg Grant Initiative, and South-East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), from 25-26 February 2014 at the main conference hall of Ministry of Health, Nay Pyi Taw...

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Guidelines for the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Myanmar, May 2013

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World Blood Donor Day
14 June 2014

World Hepatitis Day
28 July 2014

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