Jaipur: In a move to strengthen the political, social and financial efforts made in the field of health care, the health ministers from South-East Asian countries will mark their participation in a health conference in Jaipur from September 6.

The three-day-long conference is being organised by World Health Organisation (WHO) and will focus on health related problems prevalent in Asian countries.

The representatives from different countries will come under one roof to discuss about problem like malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, Diphtheria, Tetanus etc and will prepare strategies to curb them.

According to a WHO report, nearly 70 percent of the malnourished children of the world live in South East Asia. On a similar note, more than one crore children in this region are not vaccinated against life threatening diseases like Diptheria and Tetanus.

Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director, South East Asia region, will also be present at the conference.

JPN/Bureau