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    • SEA/RC61/2 - The Work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region: Report of the Regional Director, 1 July 2007- 30 June 2008 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/2, 2008-06-30)‎
    • SEA/RC61/18 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/ decisions of the last three years: challenges in polio eradication 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/18, 2008-07-16)‎
      Despite major challenges, the polio eradication efforts in India successfully eliminated subtype P1 polio cases from western Uttar Pradesh (‎UP)‎. Furthermore, the lowest number of P1 cases were recorded due to sustained efforts with the use of mOPV1 in successive rounds of supplemental immunization in the two endemic states, i.e Bihar and UP. However, this strategy also led to lowering of population immunity in UP and Bihar against the type 3 poliovirus that had led to a P3 outbreak in 2007. Fortunately, with the aggressive use of monovalent type ...
    • SEA/RC61/17 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: South-East Asia regional health emergency fund 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/17, 2008-07-16)‎
      The Regional Committee resolution SEA/RC60/R7 acknowledged the establishment of the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEARHEF)‎. The purpose of this fund is to provide immediate financial assistance to Member countries for meeting their health requirements following an emergency. The SEARHEF has performed well in two emergencies in the Region already ⎯ cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in May 2008 and flash floods in Sri Lanka in June 2008. The issues related to the fund were discussed at the meeting of the Advisory Committee (‎ACM)‎ held in ...
    • SEA/RC61/4 - Matters relating to programme development and management: programme budget performance assessment: 2006-2007 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/4, 2008-07-17)‎
    • SEA/RC61/14 - UN reform process and health partnerships: progress and developments 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/14, 2008-07-17)‎
      The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia deliberated and provided guidance on the subject of WHO and Reforms of the UN System during its Sixtieth session, held in Bhutan in 2007. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the developments that have occurred since. It focuses on: • the ongoing inter-governmental negotiation on the Report of the UN Secretary- General’s High Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence: “Delivering as One”. • the triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the UN system ...
    • SEA/RC61/8 - Technical discussions: selection of a subject for the technical discussions to be held prior to the sixty-second session of the regional committee 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/8, 2008-07-17)‎
      This document lists the subjects of the Technical Discussions held since 1994 in conjunction with the sessions of the Regional Committee. It also provides a list of proposed subjects for the Technical Discussions to be held prior to the sixty-second session of the Regional Committee in 2009. The Meeting of the Advisory Committee (‎ACM)‎ was requested to review the proposed subjects for the Technical Discussions and select the subject to be submitted to the Regional Committee for consideration at its Sixty-first Session. The ACM reviewed and discussed ...
    • SEA/RC61/6 - Matters relating to programme development and management: proposed programme budget 2010-2011 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/6, 2008-07-18)‎
      The attached document on the Proposed Programme Budget 2010-2011 describes the major content of the regional budget for the next biennium. It was developed through a process of consultation with each Member country in the Region and policy guidance at the global level of the Organization. The format of the budget is similar to that of the Programme Budget 2008- 2009 and follows the Medium-term Strategic Plan, using the same 13 strategic objectives as in 2008-2009. Overall, the proposed budget totalling US$ 604.5 million for the South-East Asia ...
    • SEA/RC61/5 - Matters relating to programme development and management: review of implementation of workplans for programme budget 2008-2009 including the resource gap analysis and resource mobilization plans 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/5, 2008-07-18)‎
      The attached working paper on Programme Budget describes the budget situation for the 2008-2009 biennium in respect of both Assessed Contributions (‎AC)‎ and Volunatry Contributions (‎VC)‎. Overall the budget for 2008-2009 has increased by 38% as compared to the previous biennium. The major portion of increase is in respect of VC funding that is budgeted to reach US$ 387.6 million. During the first five months of the current biennium, about 47% of the budgeted VC funding was available for implementation, although the distibution of these funds was ...
    • SEA/RC61/24 - Nomination of a member state to the policy and coordination committee (‎PCC)‎ of the UNDP/UNFPA/World Bank/WHO special programme for research, development and research training in human reproduction 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/24, 2008-07-18)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ of the Special Programme acts as its governing body and is responsible for its overall policy and strategy. Three countries from the South-East Asia Region – Bangladesh, Indonesia and Myanmar – are currently members of Category 2 of the PCC. The Regional Committee, at its earlier session, recommended that the PCC members elected by it should report to the Regional Committee giving a summary of the deliberations of the last PCC session attended by them. Representatives from Bangladesh and Indonesia ...
    • SEA/RC61/23 - Special programmes: nomination of a member state to the joint coordination board (‎JCB)‎ of the special programme for research and training in tropical diseases 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/23, 2008-07-18)‎
      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. The Special Programme has been set up under the administrative aegis of the World Health Organization (‎WHO)‎ and is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (‎UNICEF)‎, the United Nations Development Programme (‎UNDP)‎ and the World Bank. For the purpose of coordinating the interests and responsibilities of the ...
    • SEA/RC61/15 - Review of the decisions and resolutions of the sixty-first world health assembly and the 122nd and 123rd sessions of the WHO executive board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/15, 2008-07-18)‎
      The attached working paper highlights the most significant and relevant decisions and resolutions emanating from the Sixty-first World Health Assembly (‎held from 19-24 May 2008)‎ as well as the 122nd and 123rd sessions of the Executive Board (‎held from 21-26 January 2008 and 26-27 May 2008 respectively)‎. These decisions and resolutions are particularly relevant to the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region, have obvious and immediate implications for them, and would merit follow-up action by both Member countries as well as WHO at ...
    • SEA/RC61/10 - Managing human resources for accelerating reduction of maternal and neonatal mortalities 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/10, 2008-07-18)‎
      The attached paper describes how the community-based health providers for maternal and newborn health (‎MNH)‎ in some countries of the Region are often insufficient in number, as well as in their midwifery skills. As a result, there is limited access to skilled care at birth, especially for marginalized communities. Also, there are a limited number of specialists usually concentrated in urban areas. The lack of and inequity in access to skilled care at birth, emergency obstetric care and management of problems of the newborns hamper the efforts to ...
    • SEA/RC61/9 - Tobacco control: progress and plans for implementing FCTC 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/9, 2008-07-21)‎
      The tobacco epidemic is one of the major global public health problems today that is being facilitated through a variety of complex factors. The tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th century and it could kill one billion people during the 21st century, if effective control measures are not taken. Out of 5.4 million global deaths from tobacco per year, 1.2 million occur in the Region. Tobacco use is increasing fast in developing countries due to weak tobacco control measures there. Member countries of the South-East Asia ...
    • SEA/RC61/16 - Review of the draft provisional agendas of the 124th session of the WHO executive board and the sixty-second world health assembly 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/16, 2008-07-21)‎
      The 124th session of the Executive Board will be held in Geneva from 19 to 27 January 2009. The draft provisional agenda for the 124th session of the Executive Board was submitted to the Meeting of the Advisory Committee (‎ACM)‎, held in New Delhi, from 30 June – 3 July 2008 for its review. The ACM made the following recommendations: Action by Member States and WHO/SEARO (‎1)‎ To review and provide further inputs for the concept paper drafted by Thailand on proposed inclusion of an item on “Capacity Building to Support Roles of Private Sector in ...
    • SEA/RC61/21 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: regional strategy for health promotion 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/21, 2008-07-21)‎
      The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎, through its resolution SEA/RC59/R4 on Regional Strategy for Health Promotion (‎Annex 1)‎, had urged Member States to strengthen capacity for planning, coordination, management and implementation of comprehensive and multisectoral health promotion policies and programmes. It also urged Member States to document evidence of effective health promotion interventions at national and local levels in order to facilitate development of effective policies; and to adopt alternative, innovative and sustainable ...
    • SEA/RC61/22 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: update on scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases and alcohol consumption control 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/22, 2008-07-21)‎
      Part A The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎, through its resolution SEA/RC60/R4 on scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ (‎Annex 1)‎, endorsed the Regional Framework for Prevention and Control of NCDs and urged Member States to initiate appropriate steps to formulate, update and strengthen national policies, strategies and programmes and to establish suitable infrastructure and appropriate funding mechanisms for integrated prevention and control of NCDs. The resolution also requested the Regional ...
    • SEA/RC61/13 - Regional initiative on environment and health 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/13, 2008-07-23)‎
      WHO’s global Strategy for Health and Environment was formulated in 1993 as a response to the mandate given by the Global Commission for Sustainable Development for WHO to be the task master for coordinating the implementation of Chapter 6 of Agenda 21, on human health. A regional strategy followed soon after and countries in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region embarked on preparing their National Health and Environment Action Plans (‎NEHAPs)‎ to delineate national-level operational actions. Since then, nine countries have prepared their NEHAPs and ...
    • SEA/RC61/19 Rev.1 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: international migration of health personnel: a challenge for health systems in developing countries 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/19 Rev.1, 2008-07-26)‎
      “International migration of the health workforce” is a challenge for Member countries of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region as it impedes the momentum of strengthening health systems. In response to the Regional Committee resolution SEA/RC60/R9 and to sustain the health workforce in the health system it is important to explore ways to deal with unabated migration of the health workforce. Internal migration (‎rural to urban areas and from public sector to private sector)‎ and external migration of the health workforce are challenges to the health ...
    • SEA/RC61/28 - Pandemic influenza preparedness: sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/28, 2008-07-28)‎
      This paper was discussed during the meeting of the Advisory Committee (‎ACM)‎ held in SEARO, New Delhi, from 30 June to 3 July 2008. The ACM had decided to add this topic to the agenda of the ACM; moreover, it recommended that the topic also be added to the agenda of the Sixty-first Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. The ACM made the following recommendations: Action by Member States Review the “Chair’s text” and provide comments to the chair of the Intergovernmental Meeting by 27 July 2008. Action by WHO/SEARO (‎1)‎ Provide ...
    • SEA/RC61/11 - Responding to emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/11, 2008-07-28)‎
      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 ...