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Regional strategy for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections: 2007-2015
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major cause of preventable illness, disability and premature mortality in the South-East Asia Region. However, despite their overall high incidence and prevalence, several countries in the Region have managed to reduce the spread and even eliminate some STIs altogether. Where this has been successful, countries have also made progress in slowing or reversing HIV epidemics. This publication describes the diversity of STI epidemics in the Region, and...

Regional strategy for the elimination of congenital syphilis
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Worldwide, syphilis accounts for an estimated 12 million cases, 2 million of them among pregnant women. Syphilis in pregnant women can result in adverse outcomes of pregnancy in up to 80% of cases, such as stillbirth and spontaneous abortion, perinatal death, and serious neonatal infections and low-birth-weight babies. The annual global number of cases of congenital syphilis is estimated to be between 713 600 and 1 575 000. More newborn infants are affected by congenital syphilis than any oth...

Regional strategy for sustaining leprosy services and further reducing the burden of leprosy - 2006-2010
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Regional strategy for strengthening the role of the health sector for improving CRVS (2015-2024)
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Globally, one third of births and two thirds of deaths are not registered. A well-functioning CRVS system is crucial for the continuous and universal recording of vital events registration, and the accurate compilation of a country's vital statistics. These aspects are important for: i) the legal identification and nationality of individuals, including the fulfillment of their human rights; ii) public health policy and analysis, and the evaluation of progress against the UN MDG. As a response...

Regional strategy for protecting health from climate change
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

This Regional Strategy for Protecting Health from Climate Change has been developed to fulfil the decisions taken at the 25th Meeting of Ministers of Health at Thimphu, Bhutan in 2007. The meeting urged WHO to formulate a Regional Strategy to combat the adverse health impacts of climate change. It also requested WHO to provide technical support for applied research, facilitate knowledge-sharing between Member States, assist in resource mobilization and facilitate Regional coordination to voic...