Work of WHO in the Western Pacific Region
Report of the Regional Director 1 July 2002 - 30 June 2003
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290610588 ISBN-10    9290610581
Order Number    15200042   
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2003        254   pages
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This report covers a challenging 12 months for WHO's Western Pacific Region. During the period there were serious outbreaks of a previously unknown disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), in several Member States. The report describes WHO's response to the outbreak, as well as its work to combat other communicable diseases in the Region. The report details new initiatives to improve access to safe and affordable medicines, strengthen training of health workers and implement national health accounts, among others. More details of WHO's work in the Western Pacific Region can be found at: