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01 Dec 2010 description

New Delhi, 1 December 2010: Although new HIV infections show a downward trend in countries of the World Health Organization's South-East Asia Region, particularly India, Thailand, Nepal and Myanmar, HIV/AIDS is still a serious public health problem. Perhaps the most vulnerable group are children with HIV/AIDS, whose numbers have increased by 46% between 2001 and 2009.

18 Nov 2010 description

National monitoring essential step in preventing the emergence of malaria drug resistance

GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries to be increasingly vigilant in monitoring antimalarial drug efficacy in order to allow for early detection of artemisinin resistance. This is one among several conclusions of the "Global report on antimalarial drug efficacy and drug resistance: 2000-2010", released today.

25 Oct 2010 description


- A cyclonic storm with wind velocity of 110 mph hit the western coast of Rakhine state of Myanmar in the night of 22 to 23 October. The storm was categorized at category 4.

- Preliminary report suggests that 5 townships namely Kyauk Phyu, Myebon Man Aung, Ann and Pauk Taw were mostly affected, out of which Myebon and Kyaukpyu townships were severely affected.

27 Sep 2010 description

According to the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978, primary health care (PHC) is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community with their full participation. PHC upholds the values of equity and social justice and operates on the basis of four pillars, namely (i) universal coverage/equity, (ii) community participation, (iii) intersectoral collaboration, and (iv) use of appropriate technology.

23 Apr 2010 description

SEA PR 1504

New Delhi, 23 April 2010: On World Malaria Day (25 April), WHO is urging a bolder commitment from donors and Member States to bring malaria under control.