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SEA/RC61/30 - Report of the sixty-first session of the WHO Regional Comittee for South-East Asia
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-12 )
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SEA/RC61/33 - List of offical documents
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-25 )
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SEA/RC61/32 - List of resolutions and decisions
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-25 )
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SEA/RC61/31 - Report of sub-committee on credentials
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-25 )
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SEA/RC61/30 - Draft report of the sixty-first session of the WHO regional committee for South-East Asia
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-15 )
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SEA/RC61/R6 - Resolution of thanks
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-11 )
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SEA/RC61/R5 - Dengue prevention and control
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-11 )
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sea/rc61/1 rev.3 - Agenda
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-09 )
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SEA/RC61/3 - Geographical rotation of Director-General
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-08-29 )
Abstract

The WHO Executive Board discussed this subject at its 122nd session held in January 2008. At the end of its discussion, the Executive Board requested regional committees to discuss the issue and reach a consensus that would guide it in its deliberations at its 124th session to be held in January 2009. This issue has therefore been included in the agenda of the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee for South-East Asia for its guidance. The issue was also discussed at the Meeting of the Advisory Committee (ACM) held in WHO/SEARO, New Delhi from 30 June to 3 July 2008 when Member States supported taking forward the issue of regional rotation of the Director-General. The ACM made the following recommendations: Action by Member States • To brief the delegates for the Regional Committee to prepare for discussions on this issue at the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee. Action by WHO/SEARO • To introduce the issue at the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee. This paper is now submitted to the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration and guidance.

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SEA/RC61/R2 - Proposed programme budget 2010-2011
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-11 )
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SEA/RC61/R4 - Tobacco control
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-11 )
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SEA/RC61/R1 - Nomination of Regional Rirector
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-11 )
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SEA/RC61/R3 - Revitalizing primary health care
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-11 )
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SEA/RC61/29 Rev. 1 - List of participants
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-10 )
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SEA/RC61/25 - Time and place of future sessions of the regional committee
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-03 )
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SEA/RC61/7 - Consideration of the recommendations arising out of the technical discussions on "revitalizing primary health care"
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-09-02 )
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This paper is a summary of the Technical Discussions on Revitalizing Primary Health Care held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6-8 August 2008. The summary includes the process of the regional conference, an overwhelming call for a renewed commitment to the principles of primary health care at all levels and the recommendations emanating from the Technical Discussions. The report of the Technical Discussions is being submitted as an information document. The paper is now submitted to the Sixty-first session of the Regional Committee for consideration of the recommendations arising out of the Technical Discussions on “Revitalizing Primary Health Care”.

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SEA/RC61/26 - Nomination of Regional Director
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-08-29 )
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SEA/RC61/20 - Equitable geographical distribution of the membership of the executive board
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-08-29 )
Abstract

The expansion of membership of the South-East Asia (SEA) Region on the WHO Executive Board has been under discussion by SEA Member countries since 2006 in various forums. SEA Member countries have been considering the fact that current understanding of Article 24 of the Constitution (regional membership in the WHO Executive Board based on “equitable geographical distribution” by number of Member countries only) does not adequately reflect developments that have occurred in the last two decades in terms of demographic changes and the health needs of the populations concerned. Representation in the WHO Executive Board is important as it provides an opportunity for a select number of Member States to set and influence the global health agenda. Whether resolutions are passed in the Executive Board through voting or not, the recommendations and agreed text of resolutions have a direct bearing on the actions taken by WHO. Equitable representation from all regions is necessary to achieve a fair balance. The Sixtieth Regional Committee proposed the inclusion of an agenda item entitled “Equitable geographical distribution of the membership of the Executive Board” in the provisional agenda of the 122nd Session of the EB. However, during the finalization of the provisional agenda, the item was deferred to a later date. A recent Meeting of the Advisory Committee held in SEARO (30 June–3 July 2008) advised the Regional Director to convene a regional consultation on the subject to chalk out a strategy to move this important issue forward. The consultation was held on 13-14 August 2008 and included participants from both health and foreign ministries representing nine Member countries of the South-East Asia Region. The Sixty-first Regional Committee is invited to consider the Regional Strategy contained in this paper.

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SEA/RC61/27 - Counterfeit medicines
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-08-25 )
Abstract

The meeting of the Advisory Committee to review technical matters to be discussed at the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee, held in the Regional Office for South- East Asia from 30 June to 3 July 2008,proposed the issue of counterfeit medicines as an agenda item for the Regional Committee. It was agreed that the subject merits attention but members expressed concern that various issues pertaining to counterfeit medicines such as definition, terminology and other aspects were not fully understood. For example, in recent documents the scope has been expanded from medicines to medical products. Also, the magnitude of the problem of counterfeit medicines in Member countries of the South-East Asia Region is not known and needs to be assessed after these issues are clarified. Therefore, it was recommended that the Regional Office organize a meeting to clarify the various issues related to counterfeit medicines/medical products. An Inter-country Consultation on Combating Counterfeit Medicines was held at the Regional Office in New Delhi, 7-8 August 2008. This paper summarizes the meeting’s discussion and recommendations.

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SEA/RC61/11 - Responding to emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2008-07-28 )
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The paper outlines the growing burden of emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases in the South-East Asia (SEA) Region. To prevent the emergence of new vector-borne diseases and re-emergence of those already under control, it is essential to strengthen national vector control programmes. Regional guidelines and activities have been put in place to bring together measures to combat vector-borne diseases such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya, etc. Most Member countries of the SEA Region have appropriate surveillance systems for vector-borne diseases including monitoring of drug resistance in the case of malaria and kala-azar. However, given their epidemiological profile, prevention and control of all vector-borne diseases should be addressed comprehensively under an effective national programme. WHO has developed a regional integrated vector control strategy. Global climate changes, emerging drug resistance and development of paediatric dengue vaccine etc. are the main challenges of the future. WHO is playing a pivotal role in capacity building, advocacy, partnerships and operational research. This paper was submitted to the Meeting of the Advisory Committee (ACM) held in the Regional Office, New Delhi from 30 June–3 July 2008. The ACM made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To accelerate the development and implementation of national vector-borne disease control programmes that are consistent with the regional strategy for vector-borne disease control; (2) To promote intersectoral collaboration and coordination with other ministries, such as environment, education, tourism, rural development and agriculture for the implementation of vector-borne disease control programmes; (3) To enhance intercountry cooperation through multicountry activities (MCAs) to establish and strengthen linkages between researchers and academic institutions; (4) To strengthen internal and cross-border surveillance to assess the burden of vector-borne diseases; (5) To scale up effective interventions to prevent emergence of drug-resistant malaria in Member countries; (6) To implement kala-azar and lymphatic filariasis elimination programmes to achieve the regional target; (7) To incorporate Japanese encephalitis immunization programmes into the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), where appropriate; (8) To implement and monitor an effective integrated vector management programme; and (9) To explore the use of global funds available for malaria for a collective response to other vector-borne diseases. Action by WHO/SEARO (1) To provide educational training, technical support and advocacy for the mobilization of additional financial resources for strengthening the vector-borne disease control programme; (2) To collaborate with the Regional Office for the Western Pacific in implementation of the strategic plan for the prevention and control of dengue in the Asia-Pacific region; (3) To provide technical support to accelerate development of paediatric dengue vaccine; (4) To support Member countries in assessing the disease burden and transmission pattern through disease and vector surveillance, including drug-resistance monitoring; (5) To strengthen intersectoral collaboration between Member countries and stakeholders to share information concerning prevention and control of vectorborne diseases; (6) To support Member countries in establishing pharmacovigilance for kala-azar and malaria; (7) To promote operational research as a key priority in the area of vector-borne disease management; and (8) To develop a regional strategic plan and guidelines for the management of chikungunya. The paper is now submitted to the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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