On the World Mental Health Day, WHO calls for dignity in mental health. Dignity in mental health means steps are taken to safeguard the well-being of people with mental health conditions, thus liberating them from the shackles of self-stigma, low confidence, low self-esteem, withdrawal and social isolation.
Rabies kills nearly 25 000 people every year in the WHO South-East Asia Region which accounts for 45% of global deaths caused by the disease. Over 1.5 billion people in the Region are at risk of rabies infection. The World Rabies Day this year focuses on making the elimination goal, set for 2020 in the WHO South-East Asia Region, a reality.
WHO Regional Committee meeting, which ended on 11 September, adopted six resolutions on priority areas. The countries resolved to strengthen cancer prevention and control programme, tobacco control, preparedness to respond to emergencies and outbreaks, anti-microbial resistance, community based health services and patient safety for sustainable Universal Health Coverage.
Health is critical to development. Access to safe, affordable and good quality health services enables people to be more productive and active contributors to their families, communities and nations. Efforts should be made to provide affordable and quality health services to all who need them.
- Sixty-eighth Session of the Regional Committee
- Bangladesh health workforce strategy 2015: On the Move
- WHO to continue supporting community-based health activities in Bangladesh
- More Women Using Community Clinics with Better Water and Sanitation (WASH) facilities in Bangladesh
- World Hepatitis Day 2015: Prevent hepatitis, act now
- World No Tobacco Day Observed in Bangladesh
- Learning from Indonesia’s Universal Health Coverage
- Dengue control