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SEA/RC58/23 - Report of the fifty-eighth session
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-12 )
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The work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region: Report of the Regional Director 1 July 2004 - 30 June 2005
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-10-10 )
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SEA/RC58/21 - Decisions and list of resolutions
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-09-21 )
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SEA/RC58/22 - List of official documents
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-09-13 )
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SEA/RC58/20 - Draft report of the fifty-eighth session of the WHO regional committee for South-East Asia
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-09-09 )
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SEA/RC58/18 Rev.2 - List of participants
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-09-08 )
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SEA/RC58/19 - Report of the sub-committee on credentials
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-09-06 )
SEA/RC58/1 Rev.2 - Agenda
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-09-06 )
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SEA/RC58/3 Rev.1 - Time and place of future sessions of the regional committee
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-09-02 )
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SEA/RC58/10 - UNDP/World Bank/ WHO special programme for research and training in tropical diseases: joint coordinating board (JCB) report on attendance by representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar at 2005 JCB
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-08-03 )
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SEA/RC58/15 - 11th general programme of work 2006-2015: review of process and draft contents
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-08-02 )
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The 42nd Meeting of the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management (CCPDM), held in Dhaka, from 5-7 July 2005, deliberated on the 11th General Programme of Work 2006-2015: Review of process and draft contents. The CCPDM reviewed the draft Executive Summary of the 11th General Programme of Work. The preparation of a programme of work covering a specific period is a constitutional requirement of WHO. The 11th General Programme of Work is for the ten-year period 2006- 2015. The General Programme of Work is being drafted over the cours e of a year through a consultation process that is still actively under way, involving Member States, WHO Secretariat, organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations, civil society and major stakeholders. After review by regional governing bodies and further consultation with other partners, the General Programme of Work will be revised and submitted to the Executive Board at its 117th session, before being presented to the Fifty-ninth World Health Assembly. The draft executive summary is attached. The General Programme of Work is not simply a framework for planning the work of WHO. It has a strategic function i.e. to review and assess the current condition of world health and to propose a global health agenda. Given the recognition that health is a crucial component of work on development, security, poverty, and justice, among others, the 11th General Programme of Work is outward looking, placing health in the increasingly complex global context. Its duration coincides with that set for achievement of the internationally-agreed development goals contained in the Millennium Declaration, reflecting the close linkages with other development partners in this endeavour. The General Programme of Work proposes a reasoned, strategic perspective on the challenges facing world health, collective action through a global agenda to meet them, and an assessment of what this implies for WHO. Once approved by the governing bodies, it will have direct policy and management implications for the Organization, and will inform preparation of both the medium-term strategic plan for 2008-2013 and biennial programme budgets. The Regional Committee is invited to consider the Executive Summary and to comment on its strategic orientation. Attention is particularly drawn to identified challenges and gaps, and to the proposed global health agenda and its specific implications for the work of WHO.

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SEA/RC58/16 - Review of WHO collaborating programmes implemented during the 2004-2005 biennium
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-08-01 )
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The 42nd Meeting of the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management (CCPDM), held in Dhaka, from 5-7 July 2005, deliberated, among other subjects, on the Review of WHO Collaborative Programmes Implemented during the 2004- 2005 Biennium. The background document (SEA/PDM/Meet.42/6) prepared for the meeting is attached. The overall implementation as at 30 June 2005 for the SEA Region was 79% (91% under the Regular budget and 74% under Other Sources). The CCPDM recommended that: (a) the quality of programmes should not be compromised for the sake of meeting financial implementation targets; (b) workplans for 2006-2007 must take into consideration the need to complete all activities within the biennium since unliquidated obligations as well as unutilized funds will have to be surrendered, and (c) in order to discourage over-budgeting of local costs, full advances can be approved for activities of a short duration provided that the expenditure reports have been received for prior advances. The Agenda item is now submitted to the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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SEA/RC58/17 - Review of the draft provisional agendas of the 117th session of the executive board and the fifty-ninth world health assembly
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-29 )
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The 117th session of the WHO Executive Board will be held in Geneva from 23 to 28 January 2006. The Draft Provisional Agenda of the 117th session of the WHO Executive Board is attached. It may be noted that Agenda item 8.3 covers provisional agenda of the Fiftyninth World Health Assembly. 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 112th session. Any proposal from a Member State or Associate Member to include an item on the agenda should reach the Director-General not later than 10 weeks before the commencement of the session of the Executive Board, that is by 14 November 2005. A balance has to be achieved between the duration of the session and the number of items proposed for the Agenda. Thereafter, the Director-General will draw up the provisional agenda in consultation with officers of the Executive Board. The provisional agenda will be annotated and explain any deferral or exclusion of proposals made. It will be despatched to Member States with the letter of convocation eight weeks before commencement of the relevant session of the Executive Board. The Draft Provisional Agenda is placed before the Regional Committee for its consideration and noting.

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SEA/RC58/12 - Review of detailed workplans for programme budget 2006-2007
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-29 )
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The Regional Committee, at its fifty-seventh session, reviewed and endorsed the Proposed Programme Budget 2006-2007 and adopted a resolution (SEA/RC57/R2) to that effect. It will be recalled that Supplementary Intercountry Programme (ICP II) will cease to exist at the end of the 2004-2005 biennium. Accordingly, the Regional Director, in August 2004, established a Regional Working Group (RWG) on Programme Budget Development and Management comprising representatives from all Member States in the Region. The terms of reference of RWG included recommending ways and means of replacing the existing ICP II mechanism while, at the same time, protecting the ability of the Regional Office to discharge its normative functions and technical cooperation vis-à-vis Member States in the Region. The RWG recommended that multi-country initiatives would continue even after ICP II is phased out at the end of the 2004-2005 biennium. The RWG further concluded that future multi-country initiatives would be managed by WHO’s country offices through joint planning and workplan development with Member States. This subject was deliberated at the 42nd Meeting of CCPDM which recommended that the proposed ICP II successor mechanism be pursued for 2006-2007. Documents SEA/PDM/Meet.42/4 and SEA/PDM/Meet.42/4.1 relating to the subject and presented at the meeting are attached. It was recommended that at least 5.35% of country budget should be earmarked for multi-country activities. Furthermore, CCPDM recommended that the Regional Office draw up and disseminate guidelines regarding multi-country activities and identify and disseminate the list of such activities which could be taken up in the 2006-2007 biennium. The total budget for the Region for 2006-2007 is US$ 357 million, compared with US$ 285 million for the 2004-2005 biennium, representing a 25% increase. However, 72% of the total budget for 2006-2007 would come from Voluntary Contributions or extrabudgetary resources. The Regular budget allocation for Programme Budget 2006-2007 has been increased for the first time in a decade. The Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly approved a 4% increase in the Regular budget for 2006-2007 and, out of this budget increase, US$ 5.797 million will come to the South-East Asia Region. This is an increase of about 6.2% from the previous biennium. This issue was discussed during the 42nd Meeting of CCPDM which emphasized that allocation of additional funds under the Regular budget should be to countries in greatest need. The document presented at the meeting (SEA/PDM/Meet.42/5) is attached. Significant participation by, and inputs from, the Member Countries were taken into consideration in formulating the detailed workplans, through detailed consultations between national counterparts, the WHO country offices and the Regional Office. The highlight was the introduction of parallel sessions during the 42nd Meeting of CCPDM to take forward the process of joint planning for 2006-2007 for the detailed country workplans. Based on these discussions at the parallel sessions, the WHO country offices, in consultation with ministries of health, have now further refined the country workplans. The expected results and products of the Regional Office workplans for 2006-2007 were noted by the 42nd Meeting of CCPDM. The detailed workplans for the countries and the Regional Office are a culmination of recent developments mentioned above. Furthermore, the workplans for 2006-2007 have been prepared in line with the strategic framework containing objectives, strategies, and Organization-wide Expected Results. For the first time, Regional Expected Results were developed and introduced within the workplans to show what the Region is doing for each Organization-wide Expected Result, thereby facilitating technical and financial support for work in countries of the Region. A special effort has been made in the workplans to integrate Regular budget and Voluntary Contributions. The detailed workplans for 2006-2007 are placed before the Regional Committee for its consideration and noting.

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SEA/RC58/11 - WHO special programme for research, development and research training in human reproduction: policy and coordination committee (PCC) - report on attendance at PCC in 2005 and nomination of a member in place of Thailand whose term expires on 31 December 2005
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-19 )
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SEA/RC58/7 - International health regulations (2005)
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-18 )
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The Tenth Meeting of Health Secretaries of countries in the SEA Region, held in Dhaka on 3-4 July 2005, deliberated, among other subjects, on the International Health Regulations (2005), which is also an Agenda item of the fifty-eighth session of the Regional Committee. The background document (SEA/HSM/Meet.10/4) prepared for the meeting is attached. The Meeting of Health Secretaries welcomed the adoption of the International Health Regulations (2005) by the Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly and expressed its appreciation to WHO for its support in the revision process. It emphasized the fact that Member States required technical and financial support in the implementation of the regulations in terms of capacity building, including strengthening of health systems and development of human resources. It called upon Member States to identify constraints and obstacles – administrative and legal – that may hinder timely adoption and implementation of the regulations; to promote intersectoral participation and involvement; and to strengthen intercountry and interregional cooperation for timely sharing of information and early diagnosis of priority communicable diseases. Furthermore, it requested Member States with advanced technical facilities to extend horizontal support to other countries. The meeting requested WHO to continue its technical support, convene a regional consultation, and to mobilize resources to support Member States to effectively implement the International Health Regulations (2005). The Agenda item is now submitted to the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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SEA/RC58/8 - Asia-Pacific strategy on emerging diseases
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-18 )
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The Tenth Meeting of Health Secretaries of countries in the SEA Region held in Dhaka on 3-4 July 2005, deliberated, among other subjects, on the Asia Pacific Strategy on Emerging Diseases, which is also an Agenda item of the fifty-eighth session of the Regional Committee. The background document (SEA/HSM/Meet.10/6) prepared for the meeting is attached. The Meeting of Health Secretaries acknowledged the urgent need for intercountry and interregional collaboration in responding adequately to emerging communicable diseases in the SEA Region. It highlighted the need for strengthening national capacity in the area of surveillance and public health laboratories for diagnosis of emerging diseases, and noted that the Asia-Pacific Strategy and the International Health Regulations (2005) are complementary. The meeting recommended that the Strategy should be used as a framework for interregional collaboration as well as for mobilization of financial resources, and called for increased collaboration with existing regional epidemiology and laboratory networks. It requested WHO to assist Member States in carrying out an assessment of national capacities, preparation of epidemic/ pandemic preparedness and response plans, stockpiling and supply of life-saving medicines and laboratory supply; mapping existing national expertise, institutions and centres which have a unique capacity for diagnosis of specific emerging diseases, and to further strengthen their capacity to assume a regional role. The Agenda item is now submitted to the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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SEA/RC58/9 - Polio eradication: final strategy
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-18 )
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The Tenth Meeting of Health Secretaries of countries of the SEA Region, held in Dhaka on 3-4 July 2005, deliberated, among other subjects, on Polio eradication: Final strategy, which is also an Agenda item of the fifty-eighth session of the Regional Committee. The background document (SEA/HSM/Meet.10/5) prepared for the meeting is attached. During its deliberations, the Meeting of Health Secretaries discussed the status of polio eradication in the SEA Region and the final strategies necessary to attain the final goal. Member States recognized the need for regional solidarity and the need to work together to eradicate polio and maintain their polio-free status, given that some Member States were at a more advanced stage than others in their capacity to maintain polio-free status. Member States reaffirmed their commitment to eradicating polio and the final strategies, including verification of eradication and eventual cessation of OPV use in routine immunization. Nonetheless, Member States expressed concern about the potential for importation and the threat that this represented to their polio-free status. They acknowledged the importance of maintaining high immunization coverage levels, improving sanitation, maintaining high AFP surveillance sensitivity and being prepared for outbreak detection and response. The meeting recommended that Member States should make every effort to interrupt the final chains of indigenous and imported wild-type poliovirus transmission. In addition, in order to maintain their polio-free status, countries should ensure that adequate resources are provided for increasing and maintaining high routine OPV3 coverage and highly sensitive AFP surveillance. Finally, Member States should start the process of developing their national long-term routine immunization policy for the post-polio era. The Agenda item is now submitted to the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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SEARC58/14 - Regional implications of the decisions and resolutions of the fifty-eighth World Health Assembly and the 115th and 116th Sessions of the WHO Executive Board
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-18 )
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SEA/RC58/6 - Health action in emerging including response to earthquakes and tsunamis of 26 December 2004
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2005-07-18 )
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The Tenth Meeting of Health Secretaries of countries in the SEA Region, held in Dhaka, on 3-4 July 2005, deliberated, among other subjects, on Health action in emergencies including response to earthquakes and tsunamis of 26 December 2004, which is also an Agenda item of the fifty-eighth session of the Regional committee. The background document (SEA/HSM/Meet.10/3) prepared for the meeting is attached. The Meeting of Health Secretaries recommended that WHO should assist in strengthening national emergency health preparedness and response capacities through: (a) conducting needs and risk assessments; (b) facilitating intercountry collaboration, exchange and mechanisms; (c) active collaboration with other agencies in the health sector in emergency preparedness and response initiatives; (d) ensuring wide dissemination of accurate technical information and implementation of guidelines, and (e) integrating the above recommendations in the workplans as early as possible. The Meeting further recommended that Member States should: (a) further strengthen their efforts in implementing resolutions SEA/RC57/3 and WHA58.1 relating to health emergencies; (b) institutionalize their Emergency Health Preparedness and Response programmes in ministries of health at the highest possible level with sufficient human and financial resources, and (c) engage communities and other sectors directly in the implementation of health programmes in emergency preparedness and response. The Agenda item is now submitted to the Regional Committee for its consideration.

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