World Food Day

Dhaka, 16 October 2019 - There are 60 million children below 5 years old stunted, 45 million underweight and 8.8 million overweight in South East Asia. Anaemia affects approximately 96 million young children and 202 million women. Malnutrition bears a high health and socioeconomic cost. Undernutrition contributes to about 45% of preventable deaths of young children annually. Increased overweight and obesity underpin the high noncommunicable disease rates and consequent premature mortality.

World Mental Health Day 2019: 40 seconds of action for suicide prevention

Dhaka, 10 October 2019 - Worldwide, one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide, which means that nearly 800 000 lives are lost every year. This figure places suicide as the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds.
Suicides are preventable and much can be done to prevent suicide at individual, community and national levels.
For this reason, WHO, in collaboration with global partners, the World Federation for Mental Health, the International Association for Suicide Prevention and United for Global Mental Health, launched the 40 seconds of action campaign.

Specialists from South-East Asia countries meet in Dhaka to enhance country capacity for suicide prevention


Dhaka, 11 September, 2019 - Specialists from the South-East Asia Region are gathering in Dhaka from 11 to 12 September to discuss and identify ways for enhancing the region’s capacity to prevent suicide.

Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region pledge to strengthen Emergency Preparedness


Prone to multiple hazards, Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region have pledged to strengthen emergency preparedness capacities by scaling up risk assessment, increasing investments, and enhancing implementation of multi-sectoral plans.

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