WHO setting up Gorkha field office to extend health-care reach in Nepal

WHO setting up Gorkha field office to extend health-care reach in Nepal
WHO/A. Khan

In a major step to boost the health-care assistance to earthquake survivors who have been unreachable since last week’s disaster, the World Health Organization today announced the establishment of a new field office in the Gorkha district of Nepal. From there, WHO and the national authorities will be able to coordinate land and air support to rush medicines, health care professionals and other life-saving resources to some of the most remote regions impacted by the earthquake.

Ministry of Health and WHO join together to celebrate World Health Day in Timor-Leste

Sr Jose dos Reis Magno, Director General of Health delivers opening speech on World Health Day April 7 2015

On April 7th, 2015, Ministry of Health and WHO commemorated World Health Day in Timor-Leste, highlighting the global theme and public health priority of ‘Food Safety.’ Ministry of Health hosted the event to raise public awareness on how to make food safe in the home and protect against food borne illnesses. Senior representatives from Government Ministries including Health, Agriculture and Fisheries, Education, Commerce, Industry and Environment attended the ceremony, alongside UN Agency representatives, hotel proprietors, restaurant owners, NGOs and several media outlets.

10 years recovery from the 2004 tsunami

It has been a decade since the devastating tsunami hit this region with a vengeance claiming lives of close to 200 000 people, displacing more than 2 million from their homes and destroying /damaging huge areas of the natural environment and human built structures along the coast of 10 countries in South-East Asia and five countries in East Africa.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women reiterates countries’ endorsement that violence against women is a grave human rights violation, discriminatory in law and practice and hinders health, well-being and productivity of individuals, communities and societies.

Country Cooperation Strategy

The first WHO Country Cooperation Strategy document of Timor-Leste was published in 2004 and during the last three biennia the WHO has developed its Work Plans according to the priorities identified in the first CCS

Strategic Development Plan

All Timorese should be proud not only of achieving our independence but also of the advancements we have made as a nation in such a short period. Unfortunately, it is common for countries emerging from conflict and fragility to take decades to achieve stability and sustained progress.


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