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Public health measures at internatinal points of entry: new roles under the international health regulations (2005)
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2010 )
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Psychosocial issues and ethics in medical education
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2005 )
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The meeting was designed with the objective of improving the quality and relevance of psychosocial and ethical dimensions of medical education and develop a framework to strengthen the psychosocial and ethics components of medical education. This meeting builds on the current work in both regions with respect to reorientation of health profession education from biomedical/disease focus to respond better to health care needs of individuals and communities and to improve the quality and standards of education. This report captures the conclusions of the consultation and provides recommendations for WHO.

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Asia pacific strategy for strengthening health laboratory services, 2010-2015
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2010 )
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The Asia Pacific Strategy for Strengthening Health Laboratory Services (2010-2015) presents a brief overview of the major challenges in assuring reliable laboratory services and offers a health systems perspective in dealing with them. Efficient and reliable health laboratory services are an essential and fundamental component of any strong and effective health system and its goal to improve health. Reliable and timely results from laboratory investigations are crucial in decision-making in almost all aspects of health services. The objective of this strategy is to assist Member States in providing comprehensive laboratory services to contribute to improve health outcomes in the Asia Pacific Region and suggests an approach that national authorities can adapt to their country or regional contexts and integrate with their existing national health policies, strategies and resources. The key elements in the strategy are to strenghten laboratories by - establishment of a sustainable and coherent national framework - appropriate and sustainable financing mechanisms - building capacity - assuring quality - promoting rational use - improving safety - supporting research and ethics The document provides some practical examples and references throughout the text and annex, and outlines broadly how WHO can assist Member States in each of the strategic elements. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia/WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

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Strategy on health care financing for countries of the Western Pacific and South-East Asia Region (2006-2010)
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2005 )
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The World Health Assembly endorsed a resolution on Sustainable health financing, universal coverage and social health insurance in 2005. This volume translates this overarching policy direction into strategic actions for countries in the Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions of WHO. It provides detailed analysis of issues and challenges in increasing resources, effectiveness and equity in health financing and develops a framework to assist health financing reform in Member countries.

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Securing our region's health
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2010 )
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Protecting the health and lives of people against the threat of infectious diseases is an ongoing challenge. In 2005, two regions of the World Health Organization, the South-East Asia Region and the Western Pacific Region, joined forces in a new initiative to confront these challenges. The resulting Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) has guided countries and areas in strengthening their capacity to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases, and in ensuring they are well prepared in the event of a newly emerging threat. At both the country level and regional level there has been enormous progress over the past five years. Almost all Member States now have national systems in place to detect as early as possible outbreaks of potentially life-threatening diseases. The majority of Member States have the capacity to detect influenza viruses, thereby providing an early warning of unusual strains. There is greater networking among laboratories and more effective collaboration between hospitals and public health authorities. Animal and human health sectors are working more closely than ever before to prevent and respond to zoonotic disease outbreaks. In the Asia Pacific region, we now have a strong network of individuals and organizations ready to provide expert support during outbreaks. Meanwhile, training programmes are ensuring that successive generations of health care workers and officials are skilled in investigating and managing disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

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Scaling up HIV testing and counselling in Asia and the Pacific
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2007 )
HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific Region - 2001
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2001 )
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The book provides details on the HIV/AIDS situation for each country in the Asia Pacific region. Countries are presented in descending order, starting with countries with the highest estimated HIV prevalence rate to those countries with the lowest estimated HIV prevalence rates. The HIV/AIDS situation in each country is presented, along with an estimate of the annual number of AIDS deaths that can be expected in the years 2000 and 2005. In this report, annual AIDS deaths are calculated based on a standard median survival interval for 9 years.

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HIV/AIDS care and treatment for people who inject drugs in Asia and the Pacific: An essential practice guide : egional of the 19th Meeting of the national AIDS programme managers, Bali, Indonesia, 29-31 October
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2008 )
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This guide is meant to be complementary to the global ART guidelines and are designed for physicians, programme planners, other health care workers, People Living with HIV, and drug users in order to have one simplified user-friendly reference guide for national adaptation on management of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy for IDUs. It is based on the discussions with health care workers, researchers and programme managers from South-East Asia and the Western Pacific Regions and the experiences from scaling-up ART and harm reduction services.

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Management of national blood programmes
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2010 )
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A series of three workshops on "Management of National Blood Programmes" was organized jointly by the Blood Services Group (BSG) of the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in Singapore and the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO), Manila and Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), New Delhi, supported by the Singapore Government through its Singapore Cooperation Programme. The three workshops were conducted annually from 2007 to 2009. Each workshop focused on key management areas that were deemed to be critical components of well-managed blood programmes. Presentations on various aspects of these management areas, interspersed with practical sessions and group discussions, combined to provide participants an overview of key learning points. Round-table discussions and sharing of different practices gave a good understanding of management practices in the region and illustrated the many ways in which different issues and challenges could be managed. A key outcome of the workshops was the forging of strong friendships and collegiate networks between the participants. This publication collates the topics covered during the three workshops, and serves as a useful reference for public officers and professionals involved in the management of national blood services.

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Biregional consultation on the Asia Pacific strategy for emerging diseases and beyond : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-27 May 2010
WHO/SEARO/WPRO ( 2010 )

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