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Public health: myth, mysticism and reality
Ko, Dr U Ko

Public health problems caused by harmful use of alcohol: gaining less or losing more?
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Some countries comprising the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization, are steadily moving towards a higher level of alcohol use in the last decade. It is well established that an increase in alcohol consumption by a community or a nation leads to a higher proportion of persons with what can be considered problem use (abuse/harmful use) and addiction (dependence). This publication has documented the regional experience on public health problems caused by harmful use of alcohol...

Report of the expert group consultation on smokeless tobacco and public health in WHO-SEAR countries: 27-28 July 2015, Mumbai, India
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

This expert group consultation brought national as well as international experts to understand the research and policy gaps in area of smokeless tobacco control in countries of South-East Asia region. Based on presentation, group discussion the experts made recommendations known as "Mumbai Call for Action 2015"

Protecting humans from avian influenza
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Promotion of mental well-being: pursuit of happiness
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Promotion of mental well-being is distinct from programmes on treatment of mental illness. Whereas programme to address mental illness will benefit only those affected, every person in the community benefits from effective programmes on promotion of mental well-being. The concept of well-being, including mental well-being, needs to be operationalized widely as a public health strategy. A stepwise process for development of programmes on promotion of mental well-being has been initiated by the...