Eliminate neglected tropical diseases
Strong political commitments and renewed efforts are needed to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Kala azar, leprosy, yaws, lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis continue to disable, disfigure and kill people in the WHO South-East Asia Region. NTDs elimination was focused upon at the 68th Regional Committee meeting of WHO in Dili, Timor-Leste.
WHO calls for immediate action to stop the world from heading towards pre-antibiotic era. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics and other drugs is increasingly leading to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections, and treatment failure. AMR was focused upon at WHO’s 68th Regional Committee meeting in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Former Timor-Leste President, former Bhutan Minister get WHO public health award
WHO confers Excellence in Public Health awards to Mr Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, the former President and current Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment of Timor-Leste, and Mr Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup, the former Minister of Health and Education, Bhutan.