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  • Programme Budget matters: Programme Budget 2018–2019: Implementation 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/5, 2018)‎
    This working paper provides information on the technical and financial implementation status of the Programme Budget 2018–2019 for the first semester of the biennium. This interim assessment was conducted in line with the Organization’s Results-based Management approach and commitment to Member States to conduct six-monthly monitoring, besides the mid-term monitoring and end-of-biennium assessment. The technical monitoring shows that over 90% of the 1418 Top Tasks across all budget centres are on track to be achieved during the course of the ...
  • Special Programmes: UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (‎HRP)‎: Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ – Report on the attendance at PCC in 2018 and nomination of a Member in place of Myanmar whose term expires on 31 December 2018 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/19, 2018)‎
    The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ acts as the Governing Body of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. At present, three Member States from the WHO South-East Asia Region (‎Bhutan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka)‎ are Members of the PCC in Category 2, while India and Thailand continue to be Members of the PCC in Category 1. Since the term of office of Myanmar ends on 31 December 2018, representatives at the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting were requested to consider proposing one of the ...
  • Special Programmes: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ – Report on attendance at the JCB in 2018 and nomination of a member in place of Maldives whose term expires on 31 December 2018 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/18, 2018)‎
    The Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ of the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases Research (‎TDR)‎ acts as the Governing Body of the Special Programme and is responsible for its overall policy and strategy. This paper describes the background and composition of the JCB TDR. Currently, Maldives represents the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region until 31 December 2018 under Paragraph 2.2.2 of the Memorandum of Understanding (‎MoU)‎. Among Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region, Sri Lanka had shown interest in ...
  • Management and Governance matters: Status of the SEA Regional Office Buiding 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/17, 2018)‎
    The status of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Regional Office Building at Indraprastha Estate in New Delhi, India, was presented to the Seventieth session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Maldives in September 2017. The Regional Committee therein decided, through SEA/RC/70(‎2)‎, that the best option for managing the precarious structural issues of the Regional Office Building was to redevelop the whole campus. Noting with high appreciation the host country’s agreement to finance and manage the demolition and reconstruction of a ...
  • Management and Governance matters: Management performance and Reform in the SEA Region 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/16, 2018)‎
    This Agenda item seeks to brief Member States on the initiatives undertaken by the Organization to become more effective and accountable, and in particular, the tangible results achieved by the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region in strengthening Management and Programmatic performance since 2014. Various initiatives were successfully implemented in the Programmatic, Governance and Managerial categories that greatly improved the overall compliance, accountability and transparency levels in the SEA Region, and strengthened the capacity of the WHO country ...
  • Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/13, 2018)‎
    Progress reports on the following selected Regional Committee resolutions have been covered in this document: 1. Covering every birth and death: Improving civil registration and vital statistics (‎SEA/RC67/R2)‎ 2. Promoting physical activity in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC69/R4)‎ 3. Expanding the scope of the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEARHEF)‎ (‎SEA/RC69/R6)‎ 4. 2012: Year of intensification of routine immunization in the South-East Asia Region: Framework for increasing and sustaining coverage (‎SEA/RC64/R3)‎ The High-Level ...
  • Annual report on monitoring progress on UHC and the health-related SDGs 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/12, 2018)‎
    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, together with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (‎SDGs)‎ to be achieved by 2030. The Agenda emphasizes the need to “ensure no one is left behind”. The health goal (‎SDG3)‎ aims “to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. The WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region published an analysis of the status of universal health coverage (‎UHC)‎ and the health-related SDGs in the Region in 2016 and 2017. The Seventieth session of the Regional Committee ...
  • Strengthening SEA Region EMTs for health emergency response 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/11, 2018)‎
    The South-East Asia Region is vulnerable to different types of disasters and emergencies. Experiences from health emergencies in the Region have shown that following a sudden-onset disaster, a large number of emergency medical teams (‎EMTs)‎ or emergency response teams often arrive in the affected country to provide emergency care to patients with traumatic injuries and other life-threatening conditions. In many such situations, it was found that the deployment of these teams was not based on assessed needs and there was wide variation in their ...
  • Regional progress in survival of newborns, children and mothers: Moving towards Global Strategy targets 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/10, 2018)‎
    The Region achieved significant reduction in mortality among women, newborns and children in the Millennium Development Goals (‎MDG)‎ phase. Further reduction has continued in the Sustainable Development Goals (‎SDG)‎ phase. Reduction in maternal mortality in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region (‎69% between 1990 and 2015)‎ is the highest among all WHO regions. The SEA Region has reduced child mortality by 67% since 1990 and achieved the MDG4 target in 2016; however, decline in neonatal mortality has been relatively slow (‎57%)‎. Progress in mortality ...
  • The Decade for Health Workforce Strengthening in the SEA Region 2015–2024: Second review of progress, challenges, capacities and opportunities 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/9, 2018)‎
    In 2014, Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region agreed to the “Decade for Strengthening Human Resources for Health in SEA Region 2015–2024”. The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia endorsed resolution SEA/RC67/R6 on “Strengthening Health Workforce Education and Training in the Region” the same year. This requested the Regional Director to report on progress in health workforce development to the Regional Committee for South-East Asia every two years, starting in 2016, for a decade. The second review of progress in 2018 ...
  • Malaria: From declaration to action, and intensifying dengue vector control 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/8, 2018)‎
    The South-East Asia Region bears the second-highest global burden of malaria in terms of morbidity and mortality, and accounts for 58% of the global burden of Plasmodium vivax. Among the 15 countries that contributed 80% of the global estimated total malaria cases in 2016, India is the only country outside the African Region. However, the Region has made substantial progress in reducing malaria, with a 46% and 60% reduction in reported malaria cases and deaths between 2010 and 2016 respectively. Two Member States have been certified as malaria-free ...
  • Evaluation 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/7, 2018)‎
    The purpose of this Agenda item is to update Member States on the various initiatives undertaken by the Organization and the South-East Asia Region to strengthen the culture of evaluation. The Region recognizes the importance of, – and is committed to advancing, the culture of evaluation as outlined in the WHO South-East Asia Regional Framework for Strengthening Evaluation for Learning and Development and the South-East Asia Region Evaluation Workplan for 2018–2019. In addition to providing an update on progress in evaluation at the global level, ...
  • Programme Budget Performance Assessment: 2016–2017 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/4, 2018)‎
    A new approach, the WHO Results Report: Programme Budget 2016–2017 was placed at the Seventy-first World Health Assembly in May 2018 after it was initially reviewed at the Twenty-eighth Meeting of the Programme Budget and Administration Committee (‎‎PBAC)‎‎ of the Executive Board. The Committee welcomed the WHO Results Report for the Programme budget 2016–2017, the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, and the information report on voluntary contributions by fund and contributor, 2017. It appreciated the new presentational ...
  • Ministerial Roundtable: Improving access to essential medical products in the Region and beyond 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/3, 2018)‎
    To make progress towards universal health coverage (‎UHC)‎, more equitable access to essential medical products (‎medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and medical devices)‎ is needed. Despite some progress in the past 10 years, it has not been uniform and challenges remain in availability, quality and affordability. The markets for medical products have changed in recent years. Demand has expanded, with new health care needs from noncommunicable diseases and ageing populations, and as effective new therapies have become available. The SEA Region is now ...
  • Governing Body matters: Review of the Draft Provisional Agenda of the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC71/15, 2018)‎
  • Information for participants: 71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for SEA, New Delhi, 3-7 September 2018 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2018)‎
  • Regional strategy for universal health coverage 

    World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2015)‎
    The Regional Strategy for Universal Health Coverage endorsed by the Sixty-fifth Session of the WHO Regional Committee 2012 .The Regional Strategy documents technical issues and international experience in a systematic manner for use as a practical reference by both Member States and WHO as SEAR moves forward on UHC. It was developed in consultation with experts from within and outside the region and highlights equity as its core objective and the principles of primary health care (‎PHC)‎ as the starting point for reform.
  • Final evaluation of the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy Thailand: 2012––2016 

    World Health Organization. Country Office for Thailand (‎2018)‎
  • Country profile on gender-based violence in Sri Lanka 

    World Health Organization. Country Office for Sri-Lanka (‎2018)‎

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