Calling on people to support measures put in place by countries in view of the new COVID-19 variant and holiday season, the World Health Organization today said the overall threat posed by Omicron will also depend on how people perceive risk and follow measures to
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
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
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
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