Intensified community directed prevention and control of acute diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections : Report of first meetin gof the regional technical advisory group, Kolkata, India, 23-24 April 2009
AbstractDescription: Acute respiratory infections and diarrhoea have been the two leading causes of mortality in children worldwide. The public health burden caused by acute respiratory infections (ARI), especially pneumonias, and acute diarrhoeal diseases still remains a major challenge. Both ARI and diarrhoeal diseases also cause high morbidity across all age groups. To address these important public health issues and suggest concrete recommendations for their prevention and control, the Regional Director in the South-East Asia Regional Office of WHO, Dr. Samlee Plianbangchang established in 2008 a Regional Technical Advisory Group on acute diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections (RTAG-ICDR) comprising of regional and international experts on the subject. The first meeting of the Regional Technical Advisory Group on Integrated Control of Acute Diarrhoea and Respiratory Infection (RTAG-ICDR) was convened during 23-24 April 2009 at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) in Kolkata, India. This report elaborates on the deliberations made by the RTAG members on the subject and their recommendations. The critical recommendation is a regional strategic framework for intensified, community-based programme comprising key preventive interventions, case management and social mobilization.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Intensified community directed prevention and control of acute diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections : Report of first meetin gof the regional technical advisory group, Kolkata, India, 23-24 April 2009. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205366