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.
Develop and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote mental health
Suicide is a public health problem. An estimated 800 000 people globally lose their life to suicide every year, equating to around one person every 40 seconds.
Accelerate health equity for older people and advance universal health coverage
Populations across the WHO South-East Asia Region are ageing. Whereas in 2010 older people accounted for 8% of the Region’s population, by 2017 they accounted for 9.8%. That number ...
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.