World Immunization Week 2023

World Immunization Week 2023

The ‘Big Catch Up’

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About WHO South-East Asia

One of the six WHO Regions, WHO South-East Asia is home to over a quarter of the world’s population.  

Committed to building a better, healthier future for the nearly two billion people in the Region, WHO is working with the 11 Member States to address persisting and emerging epidemiological and demographic challenges.

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Sustain Accelerate Innovate - South-East Asia: flagship priority programmes driving impact in countries for the health of billions

WHO South-East Asia Region has been making rapid, inclusive and sustained progress on each of its eight flagship programmes. The publication compiles 11...

Regional Strategic Roadmap for Health Security
and Health System Resilience for Emergencies

The Regional Strategic Roadmap on health security and health system resilience for emergencies 2023–2027 was developed under the overall guidance...

Learning from the COVID-19 response to strengthen health security and health systems resilience in the WHO South-East Asia Region

Strengthening health emergency preparedness and response has been an important health priority in the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia...

Since 2014 Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region have strengthened emergency risk management as one of the Region’s Flagship Priority...

Regional Director

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

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Outbreaks and emergencies



Sustain – Accelerate – Innovate: Celebrating 75 years of improving public health

Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

logo_apo The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (the APO) is a collaborative partnership of interested governments, international agencies, foundations, and researchers that promotes evidence-informed health systems policy regionally and in all countries in the Asia Pacific region.

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Global Leprosy Programme

The Global Leprosy Programme (GLP) of the World Health Organization is housed in the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (and not in the Organization’s headquarters in Geneva). It is the Organization’s designated programme for addressing leprosy worldwide. Being classified as one of the 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), the unit works in close collaboration with the Department of Control of NTDs in HQ, designated focal points in all regions, national leprosy programmes and partners.

Global Leprosy Programme Website

Evaluation Reports

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