Ms Saima Wazed Hossain, a globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder, has been appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South-East Asia Region.
Her support is expected to boost WHO’s effort to generate awareness and action to address the suffering of children with autism spectrum disorder, as well as their parents and caregivers.
On 21 June the United Nations observe the International Day of Yoga.
Yoga can be practiced anywhere by people of all age groups, irrespective of their socio-economic status. It fits in very well with the healthy lifestyle that WHO has been strongly advocating for, throughout the life cycle - from childhood to healthy ageing.
WHO has been advocating physical exercise as one of the primary preventive measure against non- communicable diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes and respiratory diseases, which are increasingly growing in numbers. Exercise is a must for physical wellbeing.
This year's Health Financing Policy Workshop focuses on 'Moving towards strategic purchasing for health in Asia'. Strategic purchasing is vital to achieving universal health coverage and ensuring health and well being for all.
The workshop is being attended by leading experts from the SEARO and WPRO Regions. The Second SEARO-WPRO Health Financing Policy Workshop is taking place in New Delhi, India from 19 to 22 June 2017.
Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.
Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. This year's campaign focuses on blood donation in emergencies.