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    • Sixty-sixth Session of Regional Committee – Decisions 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 66 (‎2013)‎
    • SEA/RC66/2 - The Work of WHO in the South-East Asia, Report of the Regional Director, 1 Jan to 31st Dec 2012 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/2, 2013)‎
    • WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia: report of the sixty-sixth session, 11-13 September 2013 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 66 (‎SEA/RC66/25, 2013)‎
    • SEA/RC66/19 - Governing body matters: important issues arising out of the sixty-sixth World Health Assembly and the 132nd and 133rd sessions of the WHO executive board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/19, 2013-07-18)‎
      The attached working paper highlights, from the perspective of the South-East Asia Region, the most significant and relevant resolutions emanating from the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly (‎held from 20 to 28 May 2013)‎ as well as the 132nd and 133rd sessions of the Executive Board (‎held from 21 to 29 January 2013 and from 29 to 30 May 2013, respectively)‎. These resolutions are deemed to have important implications and merit follow-up action by Member States as well as WHO at both the Regional Office and country office levels. The background of ...
    • SEA/RC66/20 - Review of the draft provisional agenda of the 134th session of the WHO executive board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/20, 2013-07-18)‎
      The 134th Session of the WHO Executive Board will be held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 20 to 25 January 2014. Any proposal from a Member State or Associate Member to include an item on the agenda should reach the Director-General not later than 12 weeks after circulation of the draft provisional agenda or 10 weeks before the commencement of the session of the Executive Board whichever is earlier. The proposals should therefore reach the Director- General by 16 September 2013. The High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting reviewed the draft ...
    • SEA/RC66/7 - Selection of a subject for the technical discussions to be held prior to the sixty-seventh session of the regional committee 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/7, 2013-07-18)‎
      The attached document lists the subjects of the technical discussions held since 2001 in conjunction with the respective sessions of the Regional Committee. It also provides a list of proposed subjects for technical discussions to be held prior to the Sixty-seventh Session of the Regional Committee in 2014. The rationale for each proposed subject has been provided. The High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi from 1 to 3 July 2013 reviewed the attached document and made the following recommendations: Actions ...
    • SEA/RC66/14 - Progress reports on selected regional committee resolutions: 2012: year of intensification of routine immunization in the South-East Asia region: framework for increasing and sustaining coverage (‎SEA/RC64/R3)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/14, 2013-07-19)‎
      The annual birth cohort in the WHO South-East Asia Region is estimated at about 40 million. In 2011 the regional diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis (‎DTP3)‎ coverage was only 75%, and WHO estimates that about 9 million children miss out on the most basic package of immunization. Recognizing this, the Sixty-fourth Session of the WHO South-East Asia Regional Committee adopted resolution SEA/RC64/R3 declaring 2012 as the Year of Intensification of Routine Immunization. Pursuant to that resolution, all Member States developed plans of action focusing on ...
    • SEA/RC66/13 - Progress reports on selected regional committee resolutions: challenges in polio eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/13, 2013-07-19)‎
      Polio eradication continues to be a priority in the WHO South-East Asia Region. This paper presents an update on the progress towards, and challenges to, polio eradication. The Region has made tremendous progress towards polio eradication in the past year. In January 2013, the South-East Asia Region marked two polio-free years – its longest polio-free period. The last wild poliovirus case in the Region was reported from India on 13 January 2011. The Region is currently on track for polio-free certification in February 2014, three years after the ...
    • SEA/RC66/9 - Measles elimination and rubella control 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/9, 2013-07-19)‎
      Measles remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with the South-East Asia Region accounting for about half of the estimated 158 000 global measles deaths in 2011. Measles and rubella can be eliminated, as shown by the WHO Region of the Americas. All other regions, except South-East Asia, have a measles elimination target and some regions have rubella elimination or control targets. Through a regional consultative process, Member States in the South-East Asia Region have agreed that measles elimination and rubella/congenital ...
    • SEA/RC66/5 - WHO reform and programme budget matters: WHO reform: financing dialogue and programme budget 2016-2017 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/5, 2013-07-22)‎
      Initially, the reform agenda focused on financing and better aligning of the Organization’s objectives and resources. It has now evolved into a Member States-driven process to address more fundamental questions about WHO’s priorities, its governance and management to make the Organization more effective, efficient and accountable. During the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in May 2012, a consolidated paper, including background papers with proposals under each main section was submitted for in-depth discussions. During the Sixty-sixth World ...
    • SEA/RC66/22 - Special programmes: UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/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 2013 and nomination of a member in place of Bhutan whose term expires on 31 December 2013 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/22, 2013-07-22)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (‎HRP)‎. The last PCC Meeting was held from 20 to 21 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. Its report was presented to the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting. At present, there are three Member States from the WHO South-East Asia Region (‎Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives)‎ that are members of the PCC Category 2, while India continues to be a member of the PCC Category 1. Nepal is a member ...
    • SEA/RC66/1 Rev.3 - Agenda 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/1 Rev.3, 2013-07-22)‎
    • SEA/RC66/4 - WHO reform and programme budget matters: twelfth general programme of work (‎GPW)‎ and proposed programme budget 2014-2015 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/4, 2013-07-22)‎
      The Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly in May 2013 approved the Twelfth General Programme of Work (‎GPW)‎ which establishes: the overarching health mission, principles and values; changes to the results-based framework; six high-level health leadership priorities; six categories of work; 30 technical programme areas; and the aspiration of results of the Organization for a six-year period 2014–2019. The Programme Budget 2014–2015 approved at the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly is to be the primary instrument to express the full scope of work of the ...
    • SEA/RC66/8 Rev.1 - Implementation of the international health regulations (‎2005)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/8 Rev.1, 2013-07-23)‎
      The International Health Regulations (‎IHR 2005)‎ came into force in 2007 and required States Parties to establish core capacities to detect, assess and report potential health threats by 15 June 2012. This deadline has now passed and all 11 Member States of the South-East Asia Region have requested an extension and developed a national IHR implementation extension plan, based on a new deadline of 15 June 2014. The IHR self-monitoring data are available from 10 Member States of the Region for 2012. The data showed that the overall (‎average)‎ level ...
    • SEA/RC66/12 - Reports of WHO global working/advisory groups: progress of report on malaria 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/12, 2013-07-23)‎
      In line with the World Health Assembly resolution WHA64.17, Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region have made significant progress in malaria control. Malaria cases and deaths were reduced by 35% and 85%, respectively, in 2012 compared with 2000. Resolution WHA58.2 had called upon Member States to achieve a 75% reduction in malaria case incidence and mortality rates by 2015. Four countries have achieved the first target, while all countries except one have achieved the second target. The achievements are significant but fragile, and much ...
    • SEA/RC66/21 - Special programmes: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO special programme for research and training in tropical diseases: joint coordinating board (‎JCB)‎ - report on attendance at JCB in 2013 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/21, 2013-07-23)‎
      The Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ of the 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. At present, there are two Member States from the South-East Asia Region (‎India and Thailand)‎ that are members of the JCB under paragraph 2.2.1. The Government of Indonesia is a member until 31 December 2013 and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal ...
    • SEA/RC66/18 - Revision to the rules of procedure of the WHO regional committee for South-East Asia 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/18, 2013-07-23)‎
      In May 2012, the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly, in its decision WHA65(‎9)‎, endorsed the proposals for enhancing alignment between the Regional Committees and the Executive Board with the intent to strengthen, streamline and improve the methods of work and roles of the governing bodies. The proposals included increasing harmonization across the regional committees in relation to the nomination of Regional Directors, the review of credentials and participation of observers. In September 2012, the Sixty-fifth Regional Committee for South-East ...
    • SEA/RC66/10 - Regional action plan and targets for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (‎2013-2020)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/10, 2013-07-23)‎
      Noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ are the leading cause of mortality globally and in the South-East Asia Region. In May 2013, the Sixty-sixth Session of the World Health Assembly unanimously adopted resolution WHA66.10 endorsing the global action plan for prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013–2020. The action plan focuses on the four types of NCD – cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – which make the largest contribution to morbidity and mortality, and on four shared behavioural risk factors ...
    • SEA/RC66/15 - Progress reports on selected regional committee resolutions: national essential drug policy including the rational use of medicines (‎SEA/RC64/R5)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/15, 2013-07-24)‎
      Resolution SEA/RC64/R5 urged Member States to undertake a national situational analysis to develop a contextualized roadmap for action to promote rational use of medicines. Such analyses were done by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in collaboration with ministries of health in all 11 Member States. A regional consultation on effective management of medicines, held from 23 to 26 April 2013 and attended by all 11 countries, discussed the findings and concluded that: the situational analyses approach was very useful for monitoring and ...
    • SEA/RC66/23 - Time and place of future sessions of the Regional Committee 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC66/23, 2013-07-25)‎