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World Health Organization commends Thailand on องค์การ อนามัย โลก who stronger tobacco control measures by adopting plain packaging for tobacco products. It becomes the first country in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to take this firm step against tobacco use, the single most important cause of preventable deaths worldwide. Between 2000 and 2017 new infections in the Region were more than halved, from 318 000 to 157 000.

5 million people Region-wide currently live with the disease. WHO felicitates Nepal for eliminating trachoma, a neglected tropical disease that leads to blindness, as a public health problem, and for controlling rubella that causes serious and irreversible birth defects. Nepal is the first country in WHO South-East Asia to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem, and among the first countries in the Region to be verified for having controlled rubella. On World Toilet Day, WHO urges that toilets and safe sanitation services must be made accessible to all. Cholera, typhoid, hepatitis A and E, tapeworm and a host of other diseases thrive due to poor sanitation. There are 900 million people Region-wide lacking basic sanitation, and more than 500 million practicing open defecation.

Nearly 330,000 Rohingyas and host population will be vaccinated against cholera in a month-long campaign beginning 17 November 2018, in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and its nearby areas. This campaign, being held to protect the vulnerable population against the deadly disease amidst increased risk of flooding in the ongoing cyclone season, is the fourth such initiative, as nearly 2. World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the founding of WHO. The 5th Global Ministry of Health Focal Points for Violence and Injury Prevention convened some 100 delegates from 70 primarily low- and middle-income countries, including Ministry of Health focal points, heads of WHO Collaborating Centres and NGOs in Official Relations with WHO, and WHO colleagues from all levels of the organization.

The meeting was opened by H. Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister of Public Health, when meeting the UNIATF mission. World Hepatitis Day 2018 – Test. Hepatitis” is the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2018, 28 July 2018. Viral hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. They are root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1. Hepatitis B and C are chronic infections that may not show symptoms for a long period, sometimes years or decades.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures.