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SEA/RC65/R5 - Noncommunicable diseases, mental health and neurological disorders
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R2 - Proposed programme budget 2014 - 2015
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R3 - Consultative expert working group on research and development: financing and coordination
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R4 - Report of the Regional Director
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R9 - Resolution of thanks
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R6 - Regional strategy for universal health coverage
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R7 - Strengthening health workforce education and training in the region
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R8 - Comprehensive and coordinated efforts for the management of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/R1 - Process for the nomination of the Regional Director
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-05 )
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SEA/RC65/25 - Report of the Sixty-fifth session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2013-04 )
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SEA/RC65/28 - Report of Subcommittee on Credentials
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/26 - List of Resolutions and Decisions
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-07 )
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SEA/RC65/1 Rev.2 - Agenda
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-05 )
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SEA/RC65/24 Rev.1 - List of Participants
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09-05 )
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SEA/RC65/27 - List of official documents
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-09 )
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SEA/RC65/3 Rev.1 - WHO reform
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-08-28 )
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Initially, the reform agenda focused on financing and better aligning of 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. A consolidated paper, including background papers with proposals under each main section was submitted to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly for in-depth discussions. The paper covered five prioritization criteria agreed upon by Member States at the Meeting on Programme and Priority Setting held in Geneva in February 2012, when categories (work areas) were also identified for development of 12th General Programme of Work (GPW) and Programme Budget (PB) 2014–2015. Under each of the three main areas of reform: programme and priority setting; governance; and managerial reforms, it summarized progress of work in terms of implementation and identified – within each of the main sections – where further guidance or decisions by the World Health Assembly were needed. Six “categories” have been identified based on which the 12th GPW and Programme Budget 2014-2015 are being developed. The 12th GPW will set out how the reform agenda will influence WHO’s programmes. Several decisions on reforms on governance and managerial processes of the Organization have been taken to maximize the alignment and coordination of global and regional governing bodies, and making managerial processes more effective and efficient. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting reviewed the working paper and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To participate effectively in discussions pertaining to reform and to provide timely inputs to WHO on the reform process.Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) To continue to provide opportunities for Member States to contribute effectively to the WHO reform process. (2) To improve the focus of its programmes at country and regional level by using prioritization criteria listed in the GPW framework document. (3) To share with the Regional Committee an overview of timelines for implementation of the reform agenda. The working paper and the HLP recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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SEA/RC65/6 Rev.1 - 12th general programme of work (GPW) and proposed programme budget 2014-2015
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-08-28 )
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The 12th GPW that is being developed establishes the mission, principles and values, and the fundamental approaches regarding core functions; categories of work; priorities and results of the Organization. The Programme Budget 2014-2015 is the key instrument for strengthening financing, resource mobilization and strategic communication. It is also the basis for detailed operational planning that will be initiated in 2013. As such, it is the primary instrument for expressing the full scope of work of the Organization along with the roles and responsibilities of all levels of the Organization (country offices, regional offices and headquarters). The attached working paper discusses the sequence of events that took place in developing the 12th General Programme of Work and Proposed Programme Budget for the 2014-2015 biennium. The Fifth Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM), held on 6 July 2012, reviewed the developments related to the 12th General Programme of Work and Proposed Programme Budget 2014-2015, and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To engage proactively with WHO in the 2014–2015 Programme Budget Development process. Action by WHO-SEARO (1) To ensure country-level engagement in the next phase of the 2014–2015 PB development process and during 2014–2015 operational planning. This should involve a dialogue between WHO and national authorities in the development of a set of country priorities based on national health policies, strategies and plans. The agreed country priorities should then be consolidated into a set of WHO regional priorities. The working paper and the SPPDM recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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SEA/RC65/7 - Consideration of the recommendations arising out of the technical discussions on Noncommunicable diseases including mental health and neurological disorders" - report of the technical discussions
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-07-30 )
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The Regional Director convened a regional meeting to hold Technical Discussions on “Noncommunicable diseases including mental health and neurological disorders” from 24 to 26 April 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar, as per the decision of the Sixty-fourth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. The report of the Technical Discussions is submitted to the Sixty-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its information and consideration.

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SEA/RC65/22 - Health workforce training and education
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-07-26 )
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The 21st century witnesses that countries are confronted with numerous health challenges such as those related to health systems, sociodemographic changes, changing disease patterns and changing vulnerabilities and risks. To cope with these challenges, health systems should be strengthened using a primary health care (PHC) approach where a good balance between public health and medical service prevails. These challenges, which are complex and require a multidisciplinary approach and multisectoral collaboration, have an impact on the work of health-care providers and thus how they are educated and trained. Since the Flexner report in 1910 substantial reform in health professional education had been taken place. However, due to rapidly changing health challenges, it is a common observation that, today, health workforce (HWF) education and training has not been well adapted to address these challenges. With exceptions in some health education institutions, this is largely because of outdated, static and fragmented curricula, which produce graduates with insufficient knowledge, skills and competence responsive to the current and future population health needs. A competent, motivated, sufficient in numbers and with the appropriate mix of skills health workforce forms the core of a high-quality and efficient health system. The World Health Report 2006 reveals that 6 out of 11 countries of the South-East Asia (SEA) Region face a human resources for health (HRH) crisis, with fewer than 23 health workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) per 10 000 population. Member States are committed to achieving effective and well-motivated HWFs as witnessed in the 2006 Dhaka Declaration on Strengthening Health Workforce in the Countries of South-East Asia Region and the Regional Committee resolution on Strengthening the Health Workforce in South-East Asia adopted at its Fifty-ninth Session. The recent review of HRH country profiles conducted in February 2012 reveals that those countries with an HRH crisis continue to be in crisis; funding support for HRH development is not sufficient to bring about the desired improvement in most countries; HRH education, deployment and management as well as migration of health workers within and outside the country remain challenges; and maldistribution of HWF exists in most countries. These challenges need to be carefully addressed to ensure effective HWFs, otherwise it will not be possible to achieve universal health coverage. As a starting-point this paper will deliberate on challenges related to HRH education to effectively address the challenges. Although considerable efforts have been made to strengthen education and training of HWFs in countries, much remains to be done to produce desirable results in most countries. There are good practices of HWF education in the Region, however most countries encounter numerous challenges in educating their HWFs. HWF training and education must therefore be further strengthened to tackle those health and educational challenges, including training and education of community-based health workers (CBHWs), to further strengthen the PHC approach. Further, an effective community-based health workforce is one of the ways to ensure that essential health interventions reach even “unreached” populations in order to achieve universal health coverage. However, efforts at the country level to strengthen HWF training and education are largely fragmented due to limited resources and lack of clear policy directions. There is thus a need to renew the commitment and investment to strengthening HWF training and education; and to have clear national health policies, strategies and plans on the focus of health systems, and on HWF requirements and education. Countries also need to find new and better ways to educate their health-care providers to meet the needs of health systems and communities in order to achieve universal health coverage. It is timely that the Regional Committee considers this issue. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi from 2 to 5 July 2012 reviewed the working paper on “Health Professionals’ Education” and made the following recommendations: Actions by Member States (1) To review national health policies, strategies and plans to ensure that HWFs contribute to effective health system functioning. (2) To conduct comprehensive assessments of the current situation of HWF education and training, based on an agreed common protocol, as a foundation for evidencebased policy dialogue/formulation (3) To develop or strengthen policies for education and training of HWF as an integral part of national health and education policies. (4) To increase resources and support for the strengthening of HWF training and education, including CBHWs, in support of universal health coverage. (5) To request the Director-General through the Regional Director to place “Health workforce education and training in support of universal health coverage” as a provisional agenda item of the 132nd session of the Executive Board in January 2013. Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) To support Member States in conducting a comprehensive assessment of the current situation of HWF education and training based on an agreed common protocol. (2) To convene a regional technical consultation to review the result of the country assessments and to formulate regional strategies for strengthening health workforce training and education in the Region. (3) To support Member States in their efforts to further strengthen education and training of HWFs, including CBHWs. (4) To change the title of the paper for presentation to the Sixty-fifth Regional Committee to “Health workforce training and education in support of universal health coverage”, and to broaden its focus to cover the education and training of all health workers. The working paper was subsequently revised to expand beyond health professional’s education and to cover all health workers’ education and training. The revised working paper and the HLP recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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SEA/RC65/10 - Reports of WHO global working/advisory groups: substandards/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products and strengthening drug regulatory authorities
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2012-07-20 )
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The issue of substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products (SSFFC) has been discussed at the World Health Assembly since 2010 following the seizure in 2008 of generic medicines in transit through the Netherlands on the basis of infringement of intellectual property. Since then the lack of a uniform definition of “counterfeit” medical products and certain activities of International Medical Products Anti-counterfeiting Task Force (IMPACT) set up to combat counterfeit medical products in 2006, have engaged the attention of Member States. IMPACT and WHO’s involvement was discussed at the Sixty-third World Health Assembly in 2010. The World Health Assembly decided “to establish a time-limited and results-oriented working group on substandard/spurious/falsely-labelled/falsified/counterfeit medical products comprised of and open to all Member States” to examine inter alia WHO’s role in ensuring availability of quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products and WHO’s relationship with IMPACT. The Inter-Governmental Working Group (IGWG) presented its report to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in 2012. Indonesia was Vice-Chair in both the IGWG meetings of 2011. There is unanimous support for WHO’s role in measures to ensure the availability of good quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products and concern was also expressed at the lack of sufficient financing for WHO’s work in this area. The IGWG recommendations are incorporated into Resolution WHA65.19 which urges Member States to: (1) voluntarily participate and collaborate with the proposed Member State Mechanism; (2) provide sufficient financial resources (US$ 2 370 000–3 230 000 in 2012–2013) to strengthen the work of the Secretariat in this area; and requests the Director-General to:  support the proposed Member State Mechanism;  assist Member States in building capacity to prevent and control SSFFC, which will necessarily involve strengthening drug regulatory authorities. At the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly, 33 delegations made statements on SSFFC. A number of delegations emphasized the importance of WHO’s involvement in combating SSFFC and expressed their concern about the funding gap. It is important that all Member States participate, and Member States of SEA Region adequately engage in this proposed new Member State Mechanism. Member States may like to consider their support to improving access to safe, efficacious and affordable medicines of good quality by strengthening drug regulatory authorities, incorporating public health safeguards and not decreasing access through intellectual property policies. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi from 3 to 5 July 2012, reviewed the working paper and made the following recommendations: Actions by Member States (1) To participate in the proposed Member State Mechanism. (2) To undertake in-depth assessments of the capacity of the national drug regulatory authorities (NDRAs) in combating SSFFC. (3) To provide sufficient human and financial resources to strengthen the capacity of NDRAs in combating SSFFC. Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) To provide technical support to Member States to undertake in-depth assessments of the capacity of the NDRAs in combating SSFFC. (2) To develop, based on evidence from the assessment in Member States, a regional medium-term strategic plan to combat SSFFC. (3) To explore the possibility of establishing a mechanism for bulk purchase of drugs and vaccines of assured quality particularly for Member States who depend on importation of drugs and vaccines. (4) To report the progress and outcome of the implementation of the regional mediumterm strategic plan to the Sixty-eighth meeting of the Regional Committee. The working paper has been revised to include discussions from the HLP Meeting and is submitted with the HLP Meeting recommendations to the Sixty-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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