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    • 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/RC65/23 - 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/RC65/9 - 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/RC65/4 - 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/RC65/16 - 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/RC65/5 - 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/RC65/18 - 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/RC65/8 - 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/RC65/17 - 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/RC65/19 - 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/RC65/14 - 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/RC65/11 - 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/RC65/10 - 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 (‎SEA/RC65/10, 2012-07-20)‎
      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 ...
    • SEA/RC65/22 - Health workforce training and education 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/22, 2012-07-26)‎
      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 ...
    • 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 (‎SEA/RC65/7, 2012-07-30)‎
      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.
    • SEA/RC65/3 Rev.1 - WHO reform 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC65/3 Rev.1, 2012-08-28)‎
      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 ...