WHO statement on ban of e-cigarettes by Government of India

WHO congratulates the Government of India for banning e-cigarettes – a strong and definitive step to protect its citizens, especially the youth and children, from the increasing risk of nicotine-addiction. The strong leadership demonstrated by the government by banning e-cigarettes will go a long way in protecting public health and wellbeing of future generations. The use of these products has increased exponentially acquiring epidemic proportions in developed countries, especially among the youth and children.

3rd Annual Regulators Conclave for Central and State Regulatory Authorities in India

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office for India and the Government of Goa organised the 3rd Annual Regulators Conclave for Central and State Regulatory Authorities from 21-22 August 2019 at Goa, India.

MoHFW launches new real time Health Management Information System online portal in five states

Health Management Information System (HMIS) portal- a digital initiative under National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) was launched by Ms Preeti Sudan Secretary, Health and Family Welfare in five states of India - Chandigarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh, through a video-conference conducted with the states.

WHO Representative to India meets Union Health Minister

Dr Harsh Vardhan arrived at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on a bicycle to take charge as the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare. He ascribed cycling to office as his ‘green good deed’ for the day and a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle.


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Nipah Virus Infection

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats (Indian flying fox).

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Message from WHO representative to India, on the occasion of World Youth Day, 2019

Message from WHO representative to India, on the occasion of World Food Safety Day