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  • SEA/RC65/11 - Reports of WHO global working/advisory groups: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (‎PIP)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/11, 2012-07-19)‎
    Since 1957, influenza viruses have been shared by Member States through the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response network (‎GISRS)‎; but in 2007 issues were raised about how this might be linked to access to vaccines and other benefits. To address these issues, the World Health Assembly resolution WHA60.28 recommended the Director-General to:  develop a framework and mechanism for benefit sharing;  establish an international stockpile of influenza A (‎H5N1)‎ vaccine; and  prepare guidance on vaccine distribution. The resulting Pandemic ...
  • SEA/RC65/12 - Reports of WHO global working/advisory groups: Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/12, 2012-07-19)‎
    The Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (‎CEWG)‎ set up by the World Health Assembly presented its report in May 2012. This CEWG report has made a number of proposals to improve current financing and coordination of research and development including proposals for new and innovative sources of financing to stimulate research and development related to type II and type III diseases and the specific research and development needs of developing countries in relation to type I diseases. The proposals ...
  • SEA/RC65/14 - Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions: Challenges in Polio Eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/14, 2012-07-18)‎
    Polio eradication continues to be a priority in the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. This paper presents an update on the progress and challenges to polio eradication. India has made tremendous progress towards polio eradication. It was the only country in the SEA Region that had endemic transmission of wild poliovirus (‎WPV)‎ in 2011. As a result of concerted effort over the previous 12–24 months, the number of polio cases in India decreased by over 99% as compared with 2009. In 2011, only one wild poliovirus case was detected – the lowest number ...
  • SEA/RC65/15 - Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions: Regional Strategy for Universal Health Coverage (‎SEA/RC63/R5)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/15, 2012-07-18)‎
    Countries in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region are prioritizing universal health coverage (‎UHC)‎ in their health and development policies with an urgent emphasis on improving equity. A key driver of inequities in health and a major challenge to UHC in the SEA Region is out-of-pocket payments (‎OOP)‎ particularly for the purchase of medicines. Further inequities as well as inefficiencies are evident in service delivery in the context of an increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases and largely unregulated private provision of curative care. Based ...
  • SEA/RC65/13 - Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions: Progress towards achievement of the immunization targets adopted inthe Framework for Increasing and Sustaining Immunization Coverage (‎SEA/RC64/R3)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/13, 2012-07-18)‎
    Year 2012 has been declared as the “Year of intensification of routine immunization” in the South-East Asia Region. This was supported by the High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Increasing and Sustaining Immunization Coverage in South-East Asia, held in August 2011 in New Delhi, and the Sixty-fourth Regional Committee meeting held in Jaipur in September 2011. At its Sixty-fourth meeting, the Regional Committee passed a resolution (‎SEA/RC64/R3)‎ to report the progress towards achievements of the immunization targets adopted in the Regional Framework ...
  • SEA/RC65/19 - Process for Nomination of the Regional Director 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/19, 2012-07-17)‎
    The attached paper proposes a modification to the Process for Nomination of the WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia. This proposal, to incorporate a presentation by candidates into the process, is intended to further strengthen transparency, fairness and equity in the process for nomination of the Regional Director. It will also permit the representatives from Members States to request clarifications following the presentation in order to better assess the candidates. Such a change will require a modification to Rule 49 of the Rules of ...
  • SEA/RC65/20 - UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ – Report on attendance at JCB in 2012 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/20, 2012-07-17)‎
    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 selected by the contributors to the Special Programme resources. The Government of Indonesia is a member until ...
  • SEA/RC65/17 - Key issues and challenges arising out of the Sixty-fifth World HealthAssembly and the 130th and 131st sessions of the WHO Executive Board 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/17, 2012-07-17)‎
    The attached working paper highlights, from the perspective of the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA)‎, the most significant and relevant resolutions emanating from the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly (‎held from 21 to 26 May 2012)‎ as well as the 130th and 131st sessions of the Executive Board (‎held from 16 to 23 January 2012 and on 28-29 May 2012, respectively)‎. These resolutions are deemed to have important implications and merit follow-up action by both Member States as well as WHO at the Regional Office and Country Office levels. The background of ...
  • SEA/RC65/4 - Programme Budget performance assessment: 2010-2011 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/4, 2012-07-16)‎
    The Organization-wide report on the 2010-2011 Programme Budget Performance Assessment (‎PBPA)‎ (‎SEA/RC65/4 Inf Doc 1)‎ was submitted to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in May 2012 after being initially reviewed at the Sixteenth Meeting of the Programme Budget and Administration Committee (‎PBAC)‎ of the Executive Board. The PBAC, in its report to the World Health Assembly (‎SEA/RC65/4 Inf Doc 2 – Document A65/44)‎ welcomed the 2010-2011 PBPA report and recognized the important results achieved by WHO in priority areas, in particular those related ...
  • SEA/RC65/5 - Implementation of programme budget 2012-2013 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/5, 2012-07-16)‎
    The approved Programme Budget for the South-East Asia Region for 2012-2013 is US$ 384.2 million, which is made up of US$ 102.3 million assessed contributions (‎AC)‎ and US$ 281.9 million voluntary contributions (‎VC)‎ to be mobilized. As of May 2012, the operational budget as per approved work plans stands at US$ 375.4 million. This is supported by AC resources of US$ 99.2 million and VC resources of US$156.8 million (‎including carryovers from 2010-2011)‎. The overall implementation rate against budget is 19.4% in the first five months of the biennium. ...
  • SEA/RC65/8 - Selection of a subject for the technical discussions to be held prior to the sixty-sixth session of the Regional Committee 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/8, 2012-07-16)‎
    The attached document lists the subjects of the Technical Discussions held since 1998 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-sixth session of the Regional Committee in 2013. The High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting held at the Regional Office in New Delhi from 2 to 5 July 2012 reviewed the proposed subjects for the Technical Discussions, i.e. (‎i)‎ Community-based rehabilitation: reaching the unreached; (‎ii)‎ Promoting ...
  • SEA/RC65/9 - Role of WHO in managing emergencies 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/9, 2012-07-16)‎
    This agenda item related to emergencies was discussed in two parts. The first part relates to the World Health Assembly resolution WHA65.20 on WHO’s response and role as the health cluster lead in meeting the growing demands of health in humanitarian emergencies, while the second part deals with the utilization of the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEARHEF)‎ as a follow-up to the Regional Committee resolution (‎SEA/RC/60/R7)‎ adopted by it at its Sixtieth session. The new World Health Assembly resolution on emergencies confirms the ...
  • SEA/RC65/18 - Review of the draft provisional agenda of the 132nd session of the WHO Executive Board 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/18, 2012-07-16)‎
    The 132nd Session of the WHO Executive Board will be held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 21 to 29 January 2013. The draft provisional agenda for the 132nd Session of the WHO Executive Board is now placed before the Sixty-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its review, comment and noting as appropriate. 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 ...
  • SEA/RC65/21 - 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 2012 and nomination of a member in place of Thailand whose term expires on 31 December 2012 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/21, 2013-07-16)‎
    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 21 to 22 June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Its report was presented to the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting. At present, there are three Member states from the South-East Asia Region (‎Bhutan, Bangladesh and Thailand)‎ that are members of the PCC Category 2, while India continues to be a member of the PCC Category 1, and Nepal is a member for ...
  • SEA/RC65/16 - Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions:Capacity building of Member States in global health (‎SEA/RC63/R6)‎ 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/16, 2012-07-16)‎
    The term “global health” has emerged as part of the larger political and historical process and has replaced the term “international health”. The term is associated with the growing importance of actors beyond governments, intergovernmental organizations and agencies, and international nongovernmental agencies, etc. In order to strengthen the capacity of Member States in global health, many international training programmes on global health have been initiated to train health professionals through multidisciplinary, didactic and experiential ...
  • SEA/RC65/23 - Time and place of future sessions of the Regional Committee 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/23, 2012-07-12)‎
  • SEA/RC65/2 - The work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region: Biennial report of the Regional Director, 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2011 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/2, 2012-07)‎
    This Report describes the work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region during the biennium 2010-2011. It also underscores the challenges and lessons learnt in achieving the Organization's 13 Strategic Objectives. In each area of work it describes salient strategies and indicates main partners, Member States' achievements and WHO's contribution to those achievements. The Report will be useful for all those interested in health development in the Region.
  • SEA/RC65/R5 - Noncommunicable diseases, mental health and neurological disorders 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/R5, 2012-09-07)‎
  • SEA/RC65/R2 - Proposed programme budget 2014 - 2015 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/R2, 2012-09-07)‎
  • SEA/RC65/R3 - Consultative expert working group on research and development: financing and coordination 

    World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/R3, 2012-09-07)‎

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