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Progress Report on “Child Survival: a Strategy for the African Region”: Information Document
Regional Committee for Africa, 59 ( 2011-05-27 )
Année international de la santé et de la recherche médicale
Comité régional de l'Afrique, 9 ( 1959 )
Functions of WHO: Article 2 of the Constitution, Report of the Regional Director
Regional Committee for Africa, 48 ( 1998-05-11 )
1. A Special Group set up by the Executive Board to review the Constitution of the Organization met several times to consider WHO's mission and functions and the provisions of the Constitution that might need further examination with a view to possible revision. The Group also considered questions relating to WHO regional arrangements within the framework of the existing Constitution. 2. The report of the Special Group is contained in document EB 101/7 of 14 November, 1997. At the eighth meeting of the 10lst Session of the Board, it was decided that the Director-General should ensure that the revised text of Article 2 as contained in the report of the Special Group is reviewed at all levels of the Organization during the course of 1998 and a final text, reflecting the broad consultative process, submitted to the Executive Board at its 103rd Session in January 1999. 3. This document, which is the revised text of Article 2 of the Constitution, is submitted to the Regional Committee for review and comments which will be sent to the Director-General as the Region's input to the preparation of the final text of Article 2 to he presented to the 103rd Session of the Executive Board.
Oral Health in The African Region: A Regional Strategy
Regional Committee for Africa, 48 ( 1998-03-05 )
1. The important contribution of oral health to general community health and well-being has been highlighted in resolutions adopted at the World Health Assembly (WHA) and Regional Committees. However the impact of these resolutions had been limited. 2. Previous approaches to oral health in Africa have failed to recognize the epidemiological priorities of the Region or to identify reliable and appropriate strategies to address them. Efforts have consisted of the provision of unplanned, ad hoc and spasmodic curative oral health services, which in most cases are poorly distributed and only reach affluent or urban communities. 3. There is therefore a compelling need to review existing strategies and develop a comprehensive strategic framework to support countries in the Region. 4. This document focuses on the most severe oral problems that people have to live with, like noma, oral cancer and oral consequences of HIV/AIDS infection. It proposes a strategy for assisting Member States and partners to identify priorities and interventions at various levels of the health system, particularly at the district level. 5. The strategy aims at strengthening the capacity of countries to improve community oral health by effectively using proven interventions to address specific oral health needs. It represents a new approach that has the potential to fundamentally improve community oral health in the African Region. 6. The Regional Committee is invited to review the proposed oral health strategy for the African Region for the period 1999-2008 and provide orientations for the enhancement of oral health in Member States in the Region.
Tuberculose à bacilles multirésistants et tuberculose à bacilles ultrarésistants dans la Région africaine : analyse de situation, enjeux et perspectives : rapport du Directeur régional
Comité régional de l’Afrique, 60 ( 2011-05-27 )
Rapport sur le personnel de l'OMS dans la Région africaine
Comité régional de l’Afrique, 60 ( 2011-05-27 )
PREND NOTE de la résolution WHA14.58 adoptée par la Quatorzième Assemblée mondiale de la Santé1, et des informations contenues dans le document présenté par le Directeur régional.
Comité régional de l'Afrique, 11 ( 1961 )
The Work of WHO in the African Region 2012-2013: Biennial Report of the Regional Director To the Sixty-fourth session of the Regional Committee for Africa, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 1–5 September 2014
Regional Committee for Africa, 64 ( 2014 )
The Role of the Community in Improving Maternal,Newborn and Child Health Panel Discussion
Regional Committee for Africa, 57 ( 2007 )
In Africa, most of the causes of maternal, newborn and under-five deaths can be prevented with the existing cost-effective interventions. However, ensuring universal access and utilization of the key interventions remains a challenge. Mothers and children continue to die due to the triple delays in seeking appropriate care, reaching the health facility and receiving the appropriate management at the facility. 2. Lessons from maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services show that community empowerment, participation and ownership of locally-based interventions are essential for increasing utilization and access to services. This calls for the involvement of the community in the planning, implementation and monitoring of community-based health services. 3. Cognizant of the need to improve access to MNCH services, the WHO Regional Committee for Africa organized a round table on safe motherhood and improving access to emergency obstetric care for its fifty-third session in August 2003, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants noted the importance of linkages between communities and health facilities to improve access to MNCH. This was also underscored at the joint International Conference on Community Health held in October 2006 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia