Reduction in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
Universal access to public health services such as Women’s health, child health, water, sanitation & hygiene, immunization, and Nutrition.
Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including locally endemic diseases
Access to integrated comprehensive primary healthcare
Population stabilization, gender and demographic balance
Revitalize local health traditions and mainstream AYUSH
Promotion of healthy life styles
SOURCE : http://www.who.int/
8 October 2009
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year, it focuses on gender and eye health–equal access to care.
World Sight Day is the main advocacy event for "VISION 2020: The Right to Sight", a global effort to prevent blindness. VISION 2020 is coordinated by WHO, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and public and private partners.
28 September 2009
World Rabies Day highlights the impact of human and animal rabies and promotes how to prevent and stop the disease by combating it in animals. Sponsors – the Alliance for Rabies Control and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – report that 55 000 people die every year from rabies, an average of one death every 10 minutes.
There are safe and effective vaccines available for people who have been bitten by an animal that might have the disease, but usage in developing countries is low due to the high cost.