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    • Accelerating the achievement of MDG 5: Addressing inequity in maternal and neonatal health 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      Improving maternal and neonatal health continues to be the major challenge for many countries in the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. Overcoming the challenge would require an effective and efficient health-care system that allows all women to plan for their pregnancy and to get skilled care during antenatal, childbirth and postnatal periods, as well as neonatal care, and that these are backed up by referral services. Providing such healthcare services is an important element of implementing human rights that governments are obliged to provide ...
    • Agenda 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
    • Capacity building for member states on global health 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-24)‎
      The term - “global health” is rapidly replacing its commonly used form i.e, “international health”. This change has emerged as part of the larger political and historical process. The term “global health” has been used since the early days of establishment of the World Health Organization in the late 1940s. In general, it implies the situation where the health needs of the people of the whole planet are responded to, above the concerns of particular nations. A joint collaboration among the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, WHO Regional ...
    • Coordinated approach to prevention and control of acute diarrhoea and respiratory infections 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      Acute diarrhoea and respiratory infections are high-burden diseases in the South-East Asia Region of WHO. Dedicated programmes for both during the 1980s and ’90s were successful in reducing mortality among the under-5 population. But, despite these programmes, high morbidity persisted. Furthermore, with no focus in recent years, they have continued to lead the causes of under-5 deaths in the Region and also globally. This has been the main impediment in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4 in the Region. Simple, safe, effective ...
    • Development of national health plans and strategies 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-27)‎
      National health plans and strategies have been placed at the centre on WHO’s support to countries by the high-level Global Policy Group on which the Regional Director represents the South-East Asia Region. Countries have been developing national health plans for sometime now and WHO has a history in supporting this process in countries as well. The renewed interest in reviewing national health plans is a result of the increasing complexity in which these are formulated and implemented in, particularly with respect to the significant health ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : challenges in polio eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      Polio eradication continues to be a priority in the South-East Asia Region. In the first four months of 2010’, 20 polio cases were detected in India with three subtype 1 poliovirus (‎P1)‎ and 17 subtype 3 poliovirus (‎P3)‎ cases. This paper presents an update on the progress and challenges in polio eradication. No P1 case has been detected in UP and Bihar in 2010. The three P1 cases reported this year are from Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra and West Bengal. In 2009, 80 cases of type 1 wild polio virus were detected in India. Intense efforts reduced ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : collaboration within the un system and with other international agencies and partnerships 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      The recognition of health as a key element for sustainable development and global security has resulted in a substantial increase in global resources for health in recent years. At the same time, the diversity and number of health actors have also increased significantly, with private and non-state actors contributing significant resources to development assistance for health. With this proliferation of actors in health, WHO, particularly at country level must coordinate its work, through effective partnerships, not only with government authorities ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : nutrition and food safety in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC60/R3)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-22)‎
      The working paper on nutrition and food safety in the South-east Asia Region provides a brief overview of the nutrition and food safety situation in Member States of the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. It indicates that while overall food consumption has increased and nutrition indicators have shown improvement, the global economic crisis and climate change may lead to food insecurity and increase in the number of malnourished individuals. The paper describes some of the key nutrition and food safety indicators in the Region. Activities in nutrition ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : Scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC60/R4)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      WHO action in the area of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region is guided by the Regional Framework for Prevention and Control of NCDs. The Framework was formulated in close collaboration with Member States and endorsed by the health secretaries of Member States of the Region at their 11th Meeting in 2006. The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia, vide its resolution on Scaling up Prevention and Control of Chronic Noncommunicable Disease (‎NCDs)‎ in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC60/R4)‎ ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : South-East Asia regional efforts on measles elimination (‎SEA/RC62/R3)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      The regional consultation on measles held in SEARO in August 2009, agreed that measles elimination was technically, biologically and programmatically feasible. The consultation proposed setting a regional goal to eliminate measles by 2020 to the sixty-second session of the Regional Committee in Kathmandu in September 2009. The Regional Committee decided that setting a regional measles elimination goal would be considered at its sixty-third session in 2010. The Regional Committee adopted a resolution requesting several actions including a “report ...
    • Governing bodies : key issues and challenges arising out of the sixty-third World Health Assembly and the 126th and 127th sessions of the WHO Executive Board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-24)‎
      The attached working paper highlights the most significant and relevant decisions and resolutions emanating from the Sixty-third World Health Assembly (‎held from 17-21 May 2010)‎ as well as the 126th and 127th sessions of the Executive Board (‎held from 18-23 January 2010 and on 22 May 2010 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 States as well as WHO at the ...
    • High-level preparatory (‎HLP)‎ meeting for the sixty-third session of the WHO regional committee for South-East Asia, WHO/SEARO, New Delhi, 28 June-1 July 2010 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (‎2010)‎
      This publication is the report of the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting for the Sixty-third Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. Delegates from Member States in the Region reviewed the working papers to be discussed at the Sixty-third Session of the WHO Regional Committee to be held in September 2010. During the meeting, the Regional Office staff members concerned made brief presentations and responded to issues considered during the discussions. For each of the agenda items, the HLP meeting made observations and ...
    • High-level preparatory (‎HLP)‎ meeting for the sixty-third session of the WHO regional committee for South-East Asia, WHO/SEARO, New Delhi, 28 June-1 July 2010 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (‎2010)‎
      This publication is the report of the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting for the Sixty-third Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. Delegates from Member States in the Region reviewed the working papers to be discussed at the Sixty-third Session of the WHO Regional Committee to be held in September 2010. During the meeting, the Regional Office staff members concerned made brief presentations and responded to issues considered during the discussions. For each of the agenda items, the HLP meeting made observations and ...
    • Prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      During the past six decades antimicrobial agents have played a critical role in reducing the burden of communicable diseases all over the world. The emergence of resistance and its rapid spread is negating the impact of these drugs, obstructing progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for HIV, TB and malaria and hindering effective application of modern technologies in mitigating human misery. While appearance of resistance is a continuous phenomenon in microorganism, its amplification and spread is through an array of ...
    • Programme (‎Venue: Conference Hall)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
    • Provisional list of participants 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-28)‎
    • Regional strategy on health information systems 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-24)‎
      Public health decision-making is critically dependent on the timely availability of sound data. The role of the health information system is to collect, analyse and disseminate such data. Health information systems in countries of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region are at various stages of development and there are several global initiatives, networks, programmes and projects that have been launched by development partners to assist Member States in health information system development. The WHO Regional Office for the South-East Asia took ...
    • Regional strategy on universal health coverage 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-25)‎
      There has been strong and consistent commitment to improving equity in health through universal coverage in the Region as well as global level from WHO and Member States. An overall financing strategy towards achieving this goal has been developed for the Asia-Pacific Region jointly by South-East Asia Region Office and Western-Pacific Region Office. Further, these regional priorities will be a focus of the forthcoming 2010 World Health Report, Financing for universal coverage. Key challenges to financing for universal coverage in the Region ...
    • Special Programmes : UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction: Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ – report on attendance at PCC in 2010 and nomination of a member in place of Indonesia whose term expires on 31 December 2010 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-26)‎
      The Twenty-third 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 Geneva, Switzerland on 24-25 June 2010. The attached document is a brief report on the deliberations of the meeting.
    • Special programmes : UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank special programme of research, development and research training in human reproduction: policy and coordination committee (‎PCC)‎ – report on attendance at PCC in 2010 and nomination of a member in place of Indonesia whose term expires on 31 December 2010 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2010-06-15)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. The last PCC Meeting was held from 24 to 25 June 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. The report on attendance at this meeting is contained in the working paper. At present, there are three Member states from the South-East Asia Region (‎Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand)‎ that are members of PCC. Since the term of office of Indonesia ends on 31 December 2010, the HLP meeting may consider ...