Regional strategy on occupational health safety in SEAR countries
AbstractOccupational health is a significant concern for over 500 million workers in countries of the South-East Asia Region. However, there is no systematic planning or implementation of occupational health services. To overcome this impediment, a Regional Strategy was developed to serve as a blue-print for the development and implementation of national strategies and plan of action on occupational health by Member countries in the Region. This regional strategy evolved out of a regional consultation and a situational analysis of occupational health in the Region. Eighteen participants from seven countries including experts from WHO headquarters and the South-East Asia Regional Office and staff from three WHO country offices, participated in the consultation. As a result of group work and plenary discussions, the participants developed a regional strategy consisting of three goals with related actions. In developing the regional strategy, the guiding principles were obtained from the WHO Strategic Directions and ILO Conventions. The regional priorities were based on the evidence of the situation analysis conducted by the Regional Office.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2005). Regional strategy on occupational health safety in SEAR countries. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205852