World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations’ specialized agency for Health.
It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its member
states usually through the Ministries of Health. The World Health Organization is
responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health
research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy
options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health
India became a party to the WHO Constitution on 12 January 1948. The first session
of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia was held on 4-5 October 1948 in
the office of the Indian Minister of Health. It was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru, Prime Minister of India and was addressed by the WHO Director-General, Dr
Brock Chisholm. India is a Member State of the WHO South East Asia Region.
Dr Nata Menabde is the WHO Representative to India.
The WHO Country Office for India is headquartered in Delhi with country-wide presence.
The WHO Country Office for India’s areas of work are enshrined in its new Country
Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2012-2017.
WHO is staffed by health professionals, other experts and support staff working
at headquarters in Geneva, six regional offices and country offices. In carrying
out its activities and fulfilling its objectives, WHO's secretariat focuses its
work on the following six core functions:
- Providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships
where joint action is needed;
- Shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination
of valuable knowledge;
- Setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation;
- Articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;
- Providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional
- Monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.
I think obesity can be beaten. Say no to smoking, drinking, junk food. Say yes to
walking, running, dancing. And remember, this won’t happen overnight, so be patient.
Don’t give up!
Whenever you get a chance, please get your blood sugar tested. To find out if you
might have diabetes.
If you do, there is no reason to worry, there are medicines for it. And if you don’t,
it’s another reason for you to celebrate.
I want every Indian woman to join me in the fight against breast cancer. I want
them to check their breasts for lumps and discharges. Not once or twice, but regularly.
Because if detected early, breast cancer is curable.
I am worried for every woman in the country. That’s why I want them to get checked
for not just breast cancer but also cervical cancer. Because, when women will stay
safe, the nation will stay safe.
High Blood Pressure
Do you know why High Blood Pressure is called the 'Silent Killer'? Because most
people do not realise that they have it. So, the next time you visit your doctor,
get your blood pressure also checked.
I have realised that stress is a big issue. The best way to de-stress is, each time
you are stressed, go for walks, watch movies, listen to music. Do everything to
I want you to listen carefully. Listen to your body. If you feel sudden weakness
in your face, palm, legs especially on one side of your body you may be having a
stroke, it can be fatal so don’t ignore the signs, visit your doctor immediately!
Every person in this world believes that nothing can go wrong with them and they
forget that health is the most important thing. I want to tell you something about
the heart. In a year, you devote 300 days to your office. Devote time to your heart,
to get it checked. And trust me, it will be the best day you will ever give yourself.
I have just one advice for everyone. And that is to remain fit! It’s extremely simple,
all you have to do is go for a walk, exercise a bit, just a little. If you have
a choice between the stairs and the lift, choose the stairs. Make a little bit of
an effort, take a step, believe me, you will feel good.
You know everything that you need to know. Now all you have to do is quit that stupid
If I could ask one thing of you, it would be to eat fruits and vegetables daily
and reduce the quantity of sugar, salt and oil in your meal. I know it’s difficult,
but if you want to remain healthy, you will have to be a little disciplined.
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two
main types of breast cancer:
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