2014 in review: key health issues

Health headlines have recently been dominated by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and humanitarian emergencies in many other countries. 2014 also saw major public health successes, and a clearer understanding of a number of public health threats. WHO produced reports on a range of critical health issues and provided new advice to help countries improve their people's health.

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 in South-East Asia and East Africa.

Bangladesh tackles rabies through mass dog vaccination

Thousands of people die from rabies each year, mostly in Africa and Asia. Children under age 15 are particularly vulnerable, accounting for 4 out of every 10 rabies-related deaths. Bangladesh’s canine vaccination programme aims to break the cycle of rabies transmission from dogs to humans.

Quality traditional medicine can deliver Universal Health Coverage: WHO

11 September 2014: Health Ministers and policy makers from the 11 Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region today discussed ways to integrate traditional medicines from countries of the Region into their national health care systems at the Sixty-seventh Session of the Regional Committee in Dhaka.

Ebola virus disease outbreak

Information on current situation

Areas of work

Works of WHO in Bangladesh

WHO Guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines


Constitution, Executive Board and World Health Assembly


Vacancies in the WHO Bangladesh Office


Public information and recent news from WHO Bangladesh

Contact details

World Health Organization, Bangladesh
Address: House # (CWN)A 16,
Road # 48 Gulshan 2,
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Tel: 88 0960 40 27200 (Hunting) or 880 2 883 1415 (Hunting)
Fax: (880 2) 8831423
Email: registryban@searo.who.int
Web: www.searo.who.int/Bangladesh