|Title:||Department of communicable diseases, profile and vision, 2012|
|Authors:||World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Publisher:||WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Place of publication:||New Delhi|
|Abstract:||With the understanding that health action must primarily occur at the country level, WHO initiatives in communicable diseases control, elimination and eradication are in support of, and guided by, national priorities and needs. These include technical support for formulation of national policy and strategy as well as in programme planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. WHO initiatives at the regional level focus on normative functions such as development of guidelines, best practice approaches, and training materials; providing a forum for information exchange and sharing of country experiences; advocacy; and mobilizing rapid response to disease outbreaks and health emergencies when needed. As the threat of communicable diseases increases, this profile highlights the work of the Department of communicable Diseases in the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.|
|Gov't Doc #:||SEA-CD-253|
|Appears in Collections:||SEARO Publications|
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