South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF) 2012
Other TitlesReport of the second meeting of the Working Group WHO-SEARO, New Delhi, 23-24 August 2012
AbstractThe South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF) was established by a Regional Committee resolution (SEA/RC60/R7) following requests and advice to that effect from Member States to formalize a mechanism to provide assistance and facilitate rapid response to natural and manmade disasters in the Region. As part of the governance of the Fund, a working group composed of representatives from all Member States oversees the management of the Fund. Regular meetings of the working group are meant to discuss issues, challenges and provide recommendations for efficient utilization of the fund. The first working group meeting was held in July 2008. This report is of the second working group meeting held in August 2012, reviewed experiences primarily of those Member countries that utilized SEARHEF and valuable inputs were received to strengthen the scope of utilization of Fund, build capacity at country offices to process requests and strengthen resource mobilization efforts.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (SEARHEF) 2012. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206379