Sixty-fourth meeting of the Regional Director with the WHO Representatives
Other TitlesReport of the meeting, WHO-SEARO, New Delhi, 19-23 November 2012
AbstractThe Sixty-fourth Meeting of the Regional Director with the WHO Representatives of the South-East Asia (SEA) Region discussed a series of health-related programme management matters at the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia from 19 to 23 November 2012. This report summarizes the discussions, conclusions and action points of this meeting which consisted of five sessions. The first session reviewed follow-up actions and highlights of important meetings, i.e. the Sixty-third meeting of the Regional Director with WHO Representatives in November 2011, the Thirtieth Meeting of the Ministers of Health of the SEA Region, and the Sixty-fifth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia, both held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in September 2012. The second session covered legal matters and issues of privileges and immunities related to international assignments. The third session discussed specific issues of importance: implementation of the current programme budget 2012--013; development of the Twelfth General Programme of Work and proposed programme budget 2014-2015; briefing on management of voluntary contribution (VC) funds and donor reporting, including use of VC funds for human resources; noncommunicable diseases: follow-up actions on the UN General Assembly Declaration; strategic communication in the work of WHO; Information, communication and technology: Workshop on Global Synergy and new web site management tools; and the compliance and accountability framework in financial management. The fourth session dealt with special briefings on five topics of importance to the Region: the subject of the next World Health Day - hypertension; the post-MDGs (2015) development agenda; capacity-building in the management of medicines, drug regulation, supply and use; health data standards; and the Commission on Information and Accountability. The final session was dedicated to individual meetings of WRs with technical programmes with the purpose of enabling WRs and technical units to further strengthen collaboration between the Regional Office and country offices on country-specific needs. The final plenary adopted the draft report of this meeting, finalized subsequently in consultation with participants.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). Sixty-fourth meeting of the Regional Director with the WHO Representatives. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206357