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    • sea/rc61/1 rev.3 - Agenda 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎sea/rc61/1 rev.3, 2008-09-09)‎
    • 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/RC61/11 - 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 ...
    • SEA/RC61/12 - Public health approach to combating HIV/AIDS 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/12, 2008-07-28)‎
      The HIV epidemic continues to take its toll in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. Countries have, however, demonstrated that implementing an effective response is feasible, both to halt and reverse epidemics and to provide services to those in need. To date, efforts to scale up HIV/AIDS programmes have involved a variety of different service delivery models, guidelines and tools for multiple HIV/AIDS interventions. Countries seeking to scale up HIV/AIDS health services to achieve universal access will benefit by adopting a service delivery model ...
    • 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/RC61/14 - 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/RC61/15 - 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/RC61/16 - 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/RC61/17 - 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/RC61/18 - 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/RC61/19 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/RC61/2 - 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/RC61/20 - Equitable geographical distribution of the membership of the executive board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/20, 2008-08-29)‎
      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 ...
    • 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/RC61/23 - 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/RC61/24 - 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/RC61/25 - Time and place of future sessions of the regional committee 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/25, 2008-09-03)‎
    • SEA/RC61/26 - Nomination of Regional Director 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC61/26, 2008-08-29)‎
    • SEA/RC61/27 - Counterfeit medicines 

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