Poonam Khetrapal Singh

July 6, 2020
July 6, 2020

Adaptation is key to meeting the many demands of our new Covid-19 normal

Covid-19 is a direct threat to the health and well-being of all people in the WHO South-East Asia Region. For as long as the virus spreads, the health and well-being of the region’s near two...

May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020

Opinion: Three priorities in the fight against Covid-19

The WHO South-East Asia Region is entering a new phase in its pandemic response. In recent weeks, the spread of Covid-19 in the region has slowed, due in large part to the unprecedented physical...

April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020

Celebrate, support and strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce

Nurses and mid-wives are central to the delivery of quality primary health services for all.

February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020

Strengthen readiness to respond to coronavirus

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

A bold commitment

On Dece-mber 26, 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck the ocean floor off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake then triggered a tsunami that rumbled out across the Indian Ocean and...

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

A multidimensional approach to food safety

Unsafe food causes a staggering range of diseases. From diarrhoea to cancer and to hepatitis, food containing harmful bacteria,

April 7, 2018
April 7, 2018

Promise of a healthier, more equitable SE Asia

The promise of universal health coverage (UHC) is bold: that all people can access quality health services, when and where they need them, without suffering financial hardship. UHC's benefits...

September 1, 2017
September 1, 2017

Building climate-resilient health systems

Climate change is happening. In recent years average temperatures across the globe have increased, with significant impact on humanity's most precious resource—the environment. Water systems...

August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016

Monsoon and the mosquito menace

Mosquitoes are a pest with no equal. Though not all mosquitoes transmit life-threatening diseases, those that do kill approximately 725,000 people worldwide every year. When not fatal, the diseases...