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Title: Intercountry consultation on regional strategy for health promotion for South-East Asia : Chiang Mai, Thailand, 26-29 June 2006
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: A multi-sectoral regional consultation was organized in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 26 to 29 June 2006 to review the Draft Regional Strategy for Health Promotion for the South-East Asia Region. The strategy for was discussed within the context of addressing public health challenges facing countries of the Region. These challenges were identified as the double burden of disease (communicable and non-communicable diseases), new threats to health such as avian influenza, the possible threat of influenza pandemic, tsunami and earthquakes; re-emerging diseases such as TB, malaria, dengue, kala-azar and yaws as well as the unfinished maternal and child health agenda. The Draft Regional Strategy was endorsed by participants. The need to make health promotion a core responsibility for the entire government; a key focus of communities and civil society, and a requirement for good corporate practice by the private sector was also expressed. WHO's role in assisting Member countries to achieve the desired results was deemed essential.
Gov't Doc #: SEA-HE-189
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