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 Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia   The WHO South-East Asia Region continues to accelerate action to enhance patient safety and ensure access for all to safe maternal and newborn care – the theme of this year’s World Patient Safety Day. Globally, every

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In a meeting today, countries of WHO South-East Asia Region adopted a Ministerial Declaration which resolves to strengthen health system resilience for ensuring health security, achieve Sustainable Development Goals for health, achieve universal health coverage. The member countries committed to reorient health systems towards comprehensive primary health care through increased public investments which

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In 2019, over 144 000 people drowned in the Asia Pacific region, accounting for 61% of global drowning deaths, according to the first World Health Organization (WHO) regional assessments on drowning prevention released today ahead of World Drowning Prevention Day. Drowning claimed the lives of

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The World Health Organization today called upon countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to scale up and rigorously implement public health and social measures, along with efforts to accelerate vaccination for COVID-19, to prevent another surge, as more countries confirmed prevalence of highly transmissible variants

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