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Title: SEA/RC63/20 - Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions of the last three years: Scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases in the South-East Asia Region (SEA/RC60/R4)
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 16-Jul-2010
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: WHO’s 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 Eleventh 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), further deliberated upon and endorsed the Regional Framework and requested the Regional Director to report to the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee in 2010 on the progress achieved in its implementation. The Regional Framework aims at facilitating the process of developing, updating and implementing national policies, plans and programmes for integrated prevention and control of major NCDs including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic pulmonary diseases and diabetes. It is based on public health principles and on national, regional and global consensus on policy and technical actions for prevention and control of NCDs and their primary risk factors. The working paper reflects on the health and socio-economic impact of NCDs in the Region. It reports on actions taken by Member States and by the WHO Secretariat, since the adoption of the Framework, to scale up prevention and control of NCDs. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi from 28 June to 1 July 2010 reviewed the working paper and made the following recommendations: Actions by Member States (1) Prevention and control of NCDs should be accorded high priority in national health and developmental programmes. (2) The NCD prevention and control efforts should be integrated within and beyond the health sector to address the risk factors and also the socio-economic determinants of NCDs. Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) Technical support should be provided to address public health priorities related to NCDs. (2) Strategies should be formulated to address health inequalities in prevention and control of NCDs. (3) Regional inputs should be harmonized with the requirements of the high-level UN General Assembly Meeting on NCDs (planned for September 2011). The working paper and the HLP meeting recommendations based on it are submitted to the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
Gov't Doc #: SEA/RC63/20
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee Meeting 63 Bangkok, Thailand, 7 - 10 September 2010

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