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Regional consultation on United Nations reform, health and development, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 6-8 December 2007
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

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Regional consultation on strengthening the role of family/community physicians in primary health care
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

The importance of family physicians and general practitioners, who provide primary care in institutional and community settings in health systems, is often underestimated. With an increasing demand for specialization by medical graduates, the tradition of the family physician/general practitioner is on the decline. The epidemiologic and demographic transition, and the consequences of globalization, urbanization and climate change on health, require an effective health system based on primary ...

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Regional consultation on social determinants of health: addressing health inequities
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

The report of the consultation acknowledges the existence of inequities and inequalities in health among and within countries of the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region. Evidence presented showed that health inequities could be reduced if a social justice approach to health was adopted. The report makes it clear that improving living conditions; tackling unequal distribution of power, money and resources; and improving routine monitoring of health inequity are central to closing the health equit...

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Regional consultation on social determinants of health
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

This report contains proceedings from a regional consultation organized by the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) held at the WHO South-East Asia Regional Office, September 15-16, 2005. The meeting was attended by WHO regional and country staff, and Commissioners and members of the Commission Secretariat. The aim was to brief participants regarding the work of the CSDH as well as exchange views regarding challenges and possible solutions related to reducing the negative impact...

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Regional consultation on safe street foods
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

In recent years, "street foods" have assumed important cultural, economic and social dimensions. Civil and public health administrators have come to realize that "street foods" have significant economic potential, where food is made available at affordable prices to the lower and middle-income groups, particularly the urban middle classes. Selling of food by street vendors also generates employment for the unskilled and unemployed sections of societies. A comprehensive approach, based on grou...