Prevent, treat diabetes

WHO South-East Asia Region is home to an estimated 91 million people affected by diabetes. Approximately half of them go undiagnosed. Governments, civil society, private sectors, schools, media and other local partners - all need to collaborate for prevention and early detection of diabetes.

Current exposures and health risks due to air pollution

Many of the drivers of climate change, such as inefficient and polluting forms of energy and transport systems, also contribute to air pollution. Air pollution is now one of the largest global health risks, causing approximately seven million deaths every year. Outdoor air pollution can have direct and sometimes severe consequences for health. Fine particles which penetrate deep into the respiratory tract subsequently increase mortality from respiratory infections and diseases, lung cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

Sierra Leone stops transmission of Ebola virus

7 November 2015 -- WHO declares that Ebola virus transmission in Sierra Leone has ended. Forty-two days have now passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease had a second negative blood test. WHO continues to support the country as they enter a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance.

Make healthy heart choices. Take action to reduce heart disease in women

World Heart Federation

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the world’s number one killers, claiming 17.5 million lives a year globally. In the WHO South-East Asia Region, cardiovascular diseases cause an estimated 3.7 million deaths annually, one fourth of all deaths. One third of these deaths from cardiovascular diseases is premature and occurs among those aged less than 70 years.

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Recent highlights

  • 8 October 2015

    Ensure dignity in mental health

    This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on the importance of respecting the dignity for those living with mental health issues. This feature tells the story of Shamma, a young Indian girl, who didn’t realize that she had schizophrenia until she and her family found proper care through a WHO-supported project, which focuses on human dignity and improving access to mental health services.

  • 11 September 2015

    Vaccinations made friendly

    Globally, 1 in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations. An estimated 1.5 million children still die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines that already exist. WHO makes recommends on how to reduce the pain at the time of vaccination across all age groups. Reducing pain could be considered good practice for immunization programmes worldwide and could help close the immunization gap.

  • 24 September 2015

    Thailand: The WHO Child Growth Standards

    Thailand will start using The WHO Child Growth Standards on 1 October 2015. WHO will support Thailand’s efforts to ensure the highest standards of growth monitoring for its children, and allow a standardized and evidence based approach to growth monitoring. WHO would like to congratulate Ministry of Public Health, and reiterate WHO’s willingness to support the crucial work for improving nutrition and good health for Thai infants and young children.

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