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  • Follow-up on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: South-East Asia regional health emergency fund 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-09)‎
    The South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEARHEF)‎ has been established to provide immediate financial assistance to Member countries for meeting their health requirements following an emergency. As a first step, a contribution of US$ 100 000 was received for the Fund from the Royal Thai Government in October 2007. Additionally, US$ 1 000 000 (‎one million US dollars)‎ were approved and allocated in January 2008 under the Regular Budget for the 2008-2009biennium. Efforts are on to mobilize resources through voluntary contributions from ...
  • Governing bodies: review of the draft provisional agendas of the 124th session of the WHO Executive Board and the sixty-second World Health Assembly 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-27)‎
    The Draft Provisional AGenda of the 124th session of the WHO Executive Board to be held from 19 to 27 January 2009 is attached for review by the Meeting of Advisory Committee ACM)‎. The Provisional Agenda of the Sixty-second World Health Assembly is not yet available at the time fo the ACM.
  • Governing bodies: review of the decisions and resolutions of the sixty-first World Health Assembly and the 122nd and 123rd sessions of the Executive Board. 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-19)‎
    The attached working paper highlights the most significant and relevant decisions and resolutions emanating from the Sixty-first World Health Assembly (‎held from 19-24 May 2008)‎ as well as the 122nd and 123rd Sessions of the Executive Board (‎held from 21-26 January 2008 and on 26-27 May 2008 respectively)‎. These decisions and resolutions are particularly relevant to the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region, have obvious and immediate implications for them, and would merit follow-up action by both Member countries as well as WHO ...
  • Technical discussions: selection of a subject for the technical discussions to be held prior to the sixty-second session of the Regional Committee 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-02)‎
    This document lists the subjects of the Technical Discussions held since 1994 in conjunction with the sessions of the Regional Committee. It also provides a list of proposed subjects for the Technical Discussions to be held prior to the Sixty-second session of the Regional Committee in 2009. The Meeting of the Advisory Committee (‎ACM)‎ is requested to review the proposed subjects for the Technical Discussions and select the subject to be submitted to the Regional Committee for consideration at its Sixty-first Session.
  • UN reform process and health partnerships: progress and development 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-10)‎
    The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia deliberated and provided guidance on the subject of WHO and Reforms of the UN System during its Sixtieth session, held in Bhutan in 2007. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the developments that have occurred since. It focuses on: - the ongoing inter-governmental negotiation on the Report of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence: “Delivering as One”. - the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the UN system ...
  • Regional Initiative on Environment and Health 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-04)‎
    WHO’s global Strategy for Health and Environment was formulated in 1993 as a response to the mandate given by the Global Commission for Sustainable Development for WHO to be the task master for coordinating the implementation of Chapter 6 of Agenda 21, on human health. A regional strategy followed soon after and countries in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region embarked on preparing their National Health and Environment Action Plans (‎NEHAPs)‎ to delineate national-level operational actions. Since then, nine countries have prepared their NEHAPs ...
  • Public health approach to combating HIV/AIDS 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-25)‎
    The HIV epidemic continues to take its toll in the SEA Region. Yet countries have demonstrated that implementing an effective response is feasible, both to halt and reverse epidemics and to provide services to those in need. To date, efforts to scale up HIV/AIDS programmes have involved a variety of different service delivery models, guidelines and tools for multiple HIV/AIDS interventions. Countries seeking to scale up HIV/AIDS health services to achieve universal access will benefit by adopting a service delivery model that brings together ...
  • Responding to emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-25)‎
    The paper outlines the growing burden of emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases in the South East Asia Region. To prevent the emergence of new vector-borne diseases and re-emergence of those already under control, it is essential to strengthen national vector control programmes. Regional guidelines and activities are in place to bring together to combat vector control against malaria, lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya etc. Most Member countries of the SEA Region have in place appropriate ...
  • Managing human resources for accelerating reduction of maternal and neonatal mortalities 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-06)‎
    The Fifty-eighth session of the Regional Committee in 2005 endorsed a resolution on Skilled care at every birth that urges Member countries, among others: “to review the gaps in human resources for skilled care at birth and, as appropriate, to develop or modify human resource policies for skilled care at birth, which includes planning, production, placement, retention and career development”. Human resources for maternal and newborn health (‎MNH)‎ include formal health-care providers or health professionals and informal health-care providers. The ...
  • Tobacco control: progress and plans for implementing the framework convention on tobacco control (‎FCTC)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-09)‎
    The tobacco epidemic is one of the major global public health problems today, which is being fuelled by a variety of complex factors. The tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide in the twentieth century and it could kill one billion people during this century if effective control measures are not taken. Out of 5.4 million global deaths from tobacco every year, 1.2 million occur in the Region. However, it is the single most preventable cause of death in the world today. Tobacco use is fast increasing in developing countries due ...
  • Climate change and health 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-18)‎
    The warming of the planet will be gradual but the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, such as intense storms, heat waves, droughts and floods could be abrupt - the consequences for health will be dramatic. Populations of Member countries in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎Region are disproportionately more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The Sixty-first World Health Assembly adopted a resolution requesting WHO and Member States to take urgent action on climate change. The SEA Region has developed a regional action plan to ...
  • Millennium development goals 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-16)‎
    The Fifty-fifth World Health Assembly in 2002 reaffirmed its commitment to the UN Millennium Declaration and the related Millennium Development Goals (‎MDGs)‎through Resolution WHA 55.19. In 2002, the Fifty-fifth Session of WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia discussed the MDGs and the commitment of the Member countries to these development goals. The Twenty-second Meeting of Ministers of Health of countries of the South-East Asia Region in September 2004 reviewed the progress made towards achieving MDGs in the Region and recommended that ...
  • Reports by country representatives on their attendance at the meeting of the coordinating bodies of WHO's global programmes, i.e.: UNDP/World Bank/WHO special programme for research and training in human reproduction: policy and coordination committee (‎PCC)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-30)‎
    The Twenty-first Meeting of the Policy and Coordination Committee of the UNDP/UNFPA/ WHO/World Bank Special Programme for Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (‎“the Programme")‎, was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 23-25 June 2008. Representatives from three Member countries of the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region, namely Bangladesh, India and Indonesia attended the meeting. The attached document is a brief report on the deliberations of the meeting.
  • Reports by country representatives on their attendance at the meeting of the coordinating bodies of WHO's global programmes, i.e.: UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-07-02)‎
    The Thirty-first meeting of the Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ was held in Rio-de Janeiro, Brazil, from 16 to 18 June 2008. Representatives from the three JCB Member countries of the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region, namely Bhutan, India, and Thailand attended the meeting. In addition, Nepal attended the meeting as an Observer. The attached document contains a brief report on the deliberations of the above mentioned meeting.
  • Follow-up on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: update on scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases and alcohol consumption control. 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-10)‎
    Part A The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ through resolution SEA/RC60/R4 on scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ (‎Annex 1)‎ endorsed the Regional Framework for Prevention and Control of NCDs and urged Member States to initiate appropriate steps to formulate, update and strengthen national policies, strategies and programmes and to establish suitable infrastructure and appropriate funding mechanisms for integrated prevention and control of NCDs. The resolution also requested the Regional ...
  • Follow-up on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: regional strategy for health promotion 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-05)‎
  • Follow-up on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: international migration of health personnel: a challenge for health systems in developing countries 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-28)‎
    International migration of the health workforce is a challenge for countries as it impedes the momentum of strengthening health systems. In response to Regional Committee Resolution SEA/RC60/R9 and to sustain the health workforce in a health system, the Regional Office is developing tools to assess and explore the trend or pattern of migration and categories of health workforce that migrate from and to the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. It is also developing a database for health workforce in the SEA Region that will include the yearly output of ...
  • Follow-up on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: challenges in polio eradication 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2008-06-05)‎
    Despite major challenges, the polio eradication efforts in India successfully eliminated subtype-P1 polio cases from western Uttar Pradesh (‎UP)‎ and also recorded the lowest number of P1 cases due to sustained efforts with the use of mop-ups in successive rounds of supplemental immunization in the two endemic states, i.e Bihar and UP. However, this strategy also led to lowering of population immunity in UP and Bihar against the type 3 polio virus that had led to a P3 outbreak in 2007. Fortunately, with the use of monovalent type 3 vaccine (‎mOPV3)‎ ...