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    • Decisions and list of resolutions 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 60 (‎SEA/RC60/29, 2007)‎
    • SEA/RC60/8 - Tuberculosis control: progress and plans for implementing the new stop TB strategy 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/8, 2007-07-13)‎
      The attached working paper is a summary of the progress and plans for implementing the new Stop Tuberculosis (‎TB)‎ Strategy. The South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region as a whole achieved a case detection rate of 64% in 2005, while treatment success rates in excess of 85% have been consistently achieved since 2003. A fall in TB prevalence and mortality rates are being reported in a few Member countries in the Region, while the estimates for TB prevalence and mortality for the Region have decreased by an overall 30% and 22% respectively since 1990. WHO and ...
    • SEA/RC60/20 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: health information system development relating to millenium development goals (‎MDGs)‎ and health metrics network (‎HMN)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/20, 2007-07-13)‎
      The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ through resolution SEA/RC59/R10 on health information system development relating to Millennium Development Goals (‎MDGs)‎ and Health Metrics Network urged Member States to consider using the Health Metrics Framework as a tool for health information systems assessment and in enhancing harmonization of country efforts related to the strengthening of health information systems. The resolution also urged Member States to draw up and implement action plans and to use the Regional Strategic Framework ...
    • SEA/RC60/18 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: promoting patient safety in health care 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/18, 2007-07-13)‎
      “Promoting patient safety at health care institutions” was the topic for Technical Discussions at the Forty-third Meeting of the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management (‎CCPDM)‎ held in 2006. This paper documents the progress made in the Region in the area of Promoting Patient Safety in Health Care through various activities such as advocacy, capacity building, country visits and research. Furthermore, the Regional Office is working with Member countries of the Region to ensure patient safety in the areas of blood safety; ...
    • SEA/RC60/3 - Matters relating to programme development and management: review of the detailed workplans for programme budget 2008-2009 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/3, 2007-07-13)‎
      In May 2007 the World Health Assembly approved the Programme Budget for 2008-2009 arranged under the 13 Strategic Objectives in the Medium-term Strategic Plan. This paper, presented to the Joint Meeting of the Health Secretaries and the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management (‎CCPDM)‎ in July 2007 reviews the approved 2008- 2009 budget for the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region noting the changes from the previous biennium. The Region’s budget increased by 50.2% in terms of Voluntary Contributions (‎VC)‎ and 4.6% in terms of Assessed ...
    • SEA/RC60/17 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: iodine deficiency disorders in the South-East Asia region 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/17, 2007-07-13)‎
      The WHO Regional Committee resolution (‎SEA/RC57/R4 – Iodine Deficiency Disorders in the South-East Asia Region)‎ adopted in 2004 urges Member States to reaffirm their commitment to early and sustainable elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (‎IDD)‎ and requests the Regional Director to provide technical assistance and support to Member countries for the same and to report on the achievements to the Sixtieth session of the Regional Committee in 2007. This background document was prepared as the progress report for the meeting. The progress made ...
    • SEA/RC60/19 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: strengthening the health workforce in South-East Asia 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/19, 2007-07-13)‎
      This document highlights the progress made regarding the South-East Asia Regional Strategic Plan for Human Resource Development which was endorsed by the Fifty-ninth session of the Regional Committee, along with amendments made by members, to ensure equitable access to effective health services through an adequate and balanced distribution of sufficient, competent, and highly motivated health workforce. The Committee also requested the Regional Director to facilitate several actions in relation to regional health workforce development. The progress ...
    • SEA/RC60/23 - Nomination of a Member State to the Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ of the WHO special programme for research, development and research training in human reproduction 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/23, 2007-07-13)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction acts as the governing body of the Special Programme and is responsible for its overall policy and strategy. This document describes the background and composition of the PCC and includes a brief report of the Twentieth meeting of the PCC held in Geneva on 28-29 June 2007. At present, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal from the South-East Asia Region are members of the PCC. The term of office of Nepal ends on 31 ...
    • SEA/RC60/14 - Progress reports requested by member states: WHO and reforms of the UN system: impact at country level 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/14, 2007-07-13)‎
      This paper reviews the reform agenda of the United Nations with implications on health and WHO activities at the country level, and reports on the status of WHO’s involvement in support of Member countries of the South-East Asia Region. The paper recognizes the significant impact the various UN reform agendas have on WHO activities and on its relations with national authorities. Also noting that none of the eight “One UN” pilot countries are in the South-East Asia Region, the paper highlights that keeping Member countries informed on developments ...
    • SEA/RC60/13 - Progress reports requested by member states: public health, innovation and intellectual property rights: an update 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/13, 2007-07-13)‎
      In response to the need for more research and development for diseases which mostly affect the poor, the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA59.24, which created an Inter-governmental Working Group (‎IGWG)‎ on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (‎IPRs)‎. The key task of the IGWG is to draw up a global strategy and plan of action that aims at, inter alia, securing an enhanced and sustainable basis for needs-driven, essential health research and development relevant to diseases that disproportionately affect developing ...
    • SEA/RC60/10 - South-East Asia regional health emergency fund 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/10, 2007-07-13)‎
      In view of the vulnerability of Member States to emergencies, several requests were made at regional meetings to establish an emergency fund for the South-East Asia Region. The Emergency and Humanitarian Action (‎EHA)‎ unit in the Regional Office working as the Secretariat established an in-house working group to develop the details of the proposed regional emergency fund. The proposals were then submitted to the following meetings for consultation: (‎1)‎ Meeting of WHO Representatives in November 2006; (‎2)‎ Regional Consultation for the South-East ...
    • SEA/RC60/15 - Review of the decisions and resolutions of the sixtieth World Health Assembly and the 120th and 121st sessions of the executive board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/15, 2007-07-13)‎
      The attached working paper highlights the most significant and relevant decisions and resolutions emanating from the Sixtieth World Health Assembly (‎held from 14-23 May 2007)‎, as well as the 120th and 121st sessions of the Executive Board (‎held from 22-30 January 2007 and 24-26 May 2007 respectively)‎. These decisions and resolutions are particularly relevant to the South-East Asia Region and merit follow-up action, both by Member States as well as WHO at the Regional Office and at country levels. The background of the selected decisions/resolutions, ...
    • SEA/RC60/12 - Progress reports requested by member states: avian and pandemic influenza preparedness in the context of the international health regulations (‎2005)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/12, 2007-07-13)‎
      Since November 2003, there have been 315 reported cases of human H5N1 infections with 191 deaths. In the South-East Asia Region, Thailand has had 25 reported cases with 17 deaths and Indonesia 101 human cases with 80 deaths. The H5N1 virus may be considered a pre-pandemic virus that could infect at least one billion people worldwide. Efforts to develop multisectoral pandemic preparedness plans and mobilize political and financial support in the Region are under way. Following-up on the Delhi Declaration on Avian Influenza Prevention and Control, ...
    • SEA/RC60/9 Rev. - Revised malaria control strategy: focusing on a new paradigm 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/9 Rev., 2007-07-13)‎
      This paper provides a review of the malaria situation, its burden, problems and challenges in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. A revised strategy for the SEA Region is required as some of the global strategies do not apply to the Region’s epidemiological settings. The differences and similarities between the Revised Strategy and the Global Strategy are also presented in the paper. The Revised Malaria Control Strategy for SEAR 2006-2010 was discussed at the Meeting of the Health Ministers in 2006 and at the Malaria Programme Managers’ Meeting in ...
    • SEA/RC60/22 - 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/RC60/22, 2007-07-13)‎
      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 TDR and the action to be taken by the Regional Committee. It also includes a brief report on the Thirtieth session of the JCB held in Geneva, from 19 to 21 June 2007. From the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region, the term of membership of Bangladesh expires on 31 December ...
    • SEA/RC60/7 - Scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases in the South-East Asia region 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/7, 2007-07-13)‎
      Chronic noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ are assuming alarming proportions in the South- East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. Almost half of the 89 million NCD-related deaths projected in the Region during the next 10 years will occur prematurely, thus hindering social and economic development of Member countries. There is strong evidence that significant reduction in NCDs can be achieved by the introduction of simple public health interventions addressing major NCD risk factors and their socioeconomic determinants at population, community and individual levels. ...
    • SEA/RC60/5 - Consideration of the recommendations arising out of the technical discussions on 'nutrition and food safety' 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/5, 2007-07-13)‎
      This paper is a summary of the Technical Discussions on Nutriton and Food Safety, held in New Delhi, during 11-13 April 2007. The summary includes the key issues involved, consensus obtained during the Technical Discussions and the recommendations emanating therefrom. The report of the Technical Discussions is being submitted as information document. The paper is now submitted to the Sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for consideration of the recommendations arising out of the Technical Discussions on “Nutrition and Food Safety”.
    • SEA/RC60/16 - Review of the draft provisional agendas of the 122nd session of the WHO executive board and the sixty-first World Health Assembly 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia (‎SEA/RC60/16, 2007-07-13)‎
      The 122nd session of the Executive Board will be held in Geneva from 21 to 26 January 2008. The draft provisional agenda for the 122nd session of the Executive Board was submitted to the Joint Meeting of Health Secretaries and CCPDM, held in New Delhi, during 2-6 July 2007 for review. The procedure for developing this draft provisional agenda complies with the amendment to Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Board, adopted by the Board at its 121st session. Any proposal from a Member State to include an item on the agenda should ...
    • SEA/RC60/21 - 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/RC60/21, 2007-07-13)‎
      The Regional Committee resolution SEA/RC58/R6 on Polio Eradication: Final Strategy, affirmed the far-reaching humanitarian and economic benefits of achieving polio eradication, and provided the guiding framework for intensification of polio eradication activities at all levels. This paper summarizes the progress made with regard to implementation of strategies outlined in the WHO/UNICEF Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (‎GIVS)‎, with particular focus on the two important elements of GIVS, namely strengthening of routine immunization, and ...
    • SEA/RC60/25 - 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/RC60/25, 2007-07-13)‎
      The international migration of health professionals from developing to developed countries still remains a problem of increasing concern in many countries of the South- East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. Even though international migration of the health workforce is a complex and global phenomenon, several activities have been initiated in the SEA Region in the recent past to develop a better understanding of the problem with a view to address it. The South East Asian Conference on Postgraduate Medical Education which was jointly organized by the Postgraduate ...