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    • SEA/RC69/19: Key issues arising out of the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly and the 138th and 139th Sessions of the WHO Executive Board 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/19, 2016-07)‎
      The attached working paper highlights, from the perspective of the WHO South-East Asia Region, the most important and relevant resolutions endorsed by the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (‎held on 23–28 May 2016)‎ and the 138th and 139th sessions of the Executive Board (‎held on 25–30 January 2016 and 30–31 May 2016, respectively)‎. These resolutions are deemed to have important implications for the South-East Asia Region and merit follow-up action by both Member States as well as WHO at the regional and country levels. The background of the selected ...
    • SEA/RC69/21: Review of Regional Committee resolutions 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/21, 2016-07)‎
      The Sixty-eighth session of the Regional Committee in Dili, Timor-Leste, committed to re-examine past resolutions for their relevance and timeliness with a view to decide on a set of criteria and time frame for phasing out resolutions that have already been implemented/acted upon or have outlived their relevance. This is all the more important in view of the streamlining of WHO’s Governance functions to allow greater focus on global and regional priorities in the limited time available at the Governing Body meetings. The Informal Working Group ...
    • SEA/RC69/14: Emergency Reform 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/14, 2016-07)‎
      In response to the evaluations conducted after the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in 2014 and recommendations of the several advisory groups called by the Director-General, WHO’s reforms on its work in emergency management were implemented. These major evaluations conducted include: (‎i)‎ the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, USA, (‎ii)‎ Harvard School of Public Health and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, (‎iii)‎ Stocking Report and (‎iv)‎ Advisory Group on Emergency Reform. The discussions also touched on the IHR Review ...
    • SEA/RC69/4 - Ministerial Roundtable: Sustainable Development Goals (‎SDGs)‎ and Universal Health Coverage (‎UHC)‎ 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/4, 2016-07)‎
      The Sustainable Development Goals (‎SDGs)‎ were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015. This Ministerial Roundtable will discuss developments over the last year, explore how Member States are tackling this ambitious development agenda, and how it can be used to accelerate improvements in health. The SDGs call for an integrated approach to sustainable development, with a focus on the most vulnerable: “leave no one behind”. The Roundtable will consider how countries are building on lessons learned from the MDGs. It will discuss how ...
    • SEA/RC69/12: Time-bound elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (‎NTDs)‎ 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/12, 2016-07)‎
      More than a billion people across the world, mostly living in the low- and lower-middle-income countries, are affected by neglected tropical diseases (‎NTDs)‎. At least one NTD is endemic in each of the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region. The Region bears the second highest burden of these debilitating infections in the world. WHO’s NTD roadmap, endorsed by the World Health Assembly resolution titled “Neglected tropical diseases” (‎WHA66.12)‎, has identified specific NTDs with the aim to control, eliminate and, in select few cases, ...
    • SEA/RC69/20: Review of the Draft Provisional Agenda of the 140th Session of the WHO Executive Board 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/20, 2016-07)‎
      The 140th Session of the WHO Executive Board will be held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 23 January to 1 February 2017. Any proposal from a Member State or Associate Member of WHO to include an item on the Agenda should reach the Director-General of the World Health Organization not later than 12 weeks after the circulation of the Draft Provisional Agenda or 10 weeks before the commencement of the Session of the Executive Board, whichever is earlier. Proposals should, therefore, reach the Director-General by 12 September 2016. The High-Level ...
    • Agenda - SEA/RC69/1 Rev.4 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/1 Rev4, 2016-07)‎
    • SEA/RC69/6Rev.1 - Programme Budget Performance Assessment: 2014–2015 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/6 Rev.1SEA/RC69/6 Inf.Doc1SEA/RC69/6 Inf.Doc2, 2016-07)‎
      SEA/RC69/6: The Organization-wide report on the 2014–2015 Programme Budget Performance Assessment (‎PBPA)‎ was submitted to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly in May 2016 (‎SEA/RC69/6 Inf. Doc. 1 – Document A69/45)‎ after it was initially reviewed at the Twenty-fourth Meeting of the Programme Budget and Administration Committee (‎PBAC)‎ of the Executive Board. The PBAC, in its report to the World Health Assembly (‎SEA/RC69/6 Inf. Doc. 2 – Document A69/62)‎ welcomed the Unified 2014–2015 PBPA Report contained in document A69/62. The first part of the ...
    • SEA/RC69/11: Ending preventable maternal and child mortality 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/11, 2016-07)‎
      There has been a significant decline in child mortality in the South-East Asia Region over the past few decades, from 118/1000 live births in 1990 to 43/1000 live births in 2015, or a decline of about 64% while the regional maternal mortality ratio (‎MMR)‎ declined from 525 to 164 per 100 000 live births, a reduction of about 69%. Over the same period, neonatal mortality has declined less rapidly from 53/1000 live births to 24/1000 live births. These declines in mortality, however, narrowly miss the MDG targets of 75% (‎three fourths)‎ reduction in ...
    • SEA/RC69/10: International Health Regulations post-2016 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/10, 2016-07)‎
      The IHR Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (‎2005)‎ in the Ebola Outbreak and Response presented its recommendations to the WHO Director-General at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly. A summary of the recommendations are listed below: 1. Implement rather than amend the International Health Regulations (‎IHR)‎ 2005. 2. Develop a Global Strategic Plan to improve public health preparedness and response. 3. Finance IHR implementation, including supporting the Global Strategic Plan. 4. Increase awareness of the IHR, ...
    • SEA/RC69/3Rev.1 - Ministerial roundtable: strengthening health systems response to address NCDs at the primary health-care level 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/3Rev.1, 2016-07)‎
    • SEA/RC69/7Rev.3: Proposed Programme Budget 2018–2019 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/7 Rev.3SEA/RC69/7 Inf. Doc.1 Rev.1, 2016-07)‎
      The development of the Programme Budget for the 2018–2019 biennium is the last Programme Budget within the Twelfth General Programme of Work, and will take into account the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, and the outcome of the work on WHO Reform in response to emergencies. The attached Working Paper discusses the progress made in the process of developing the Programme Budget for the 2018–2019 biennium in the context of the WHO South-East Asia Region. Specific guidance from Member States will further inform the development of the Programme ...
    • SEA/RC69/16Rev.3: Strategic action plan to reduce the double burden of malnutrition in the South-East Asia Region 2016-2025 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/16Rev.3, 2016-07)‎
      Malnutrition in all its forms threatens human development. Both undernutrition and overweight and obesity throughout the life course are public health problems in the WHO South-East Asia Region, affecting Member States to varying degrees. Undernutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies, contributes to about 45% of preventable deaths of children under five years of age annually, while overweight resulting from unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyle underpins high rates of noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ in Member States. Therefore, urgent ...
    • SEA/RC69/18: Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/18SEA/RC69/18 Add.1SEA/RC69/18 Add.2SEA/RC69/18 Add.3, 2016-07)‎
      Progress reports on the following selected Regional Committee resolutions are covered in this document: 1. Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development (‎CEWG)‎: Financing and Coordination (‎SEA/RC65/R3)‎ 2. Challenges in polio eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 3. South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEARHEF)‎ (‎SEA/RC60/R7)‎ 4. Capacity building of Member States in global health (‎SEA/RC63/R6)‎ 5. 2012: Year of Intensification of routine Immunization in the South-East Asia Region: Framework for Increasing and Sustaining Coverage ...
    • SEA/RC69/8Rev.1: Overview of WHO Reform 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/8Rev.1, 2016-07)‎
      Over the last five years the World Health Organization has made significant progress towards meeting the objectives and deliverables of WHO Reform, key components of which include providing effective policy and technical support to Member States; alignment of financing and staffing needs to match priorities and requirements; efficient mechanisms for compliance, accountability and risk management; and a culture of evaluation and strategic communication. WHO Reform deliverables are grouped into three categories, namely, Programmatic, Governance and ...
    • SEA/RC69/17: Migration and Health 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/17, 2016-07)‎
      One in every seven people living in the world today is either an international or an internal migrant during the time of both war and peace. Over the past years, Governing Bodies of WHO and several global consultations had addressed the issues related to migration and health at various forums. The recent refugee crises on an unprecedented scale globally have posed serious questions on the limitations of the global and national health frameworks to address the issue and re-energized discussions on this topic. The attached Working Paper ...
    • SEA/RC69/25: UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (‎HRP)‎: Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ – Report on attendance at PCC in 2016 and nomination of a member in place of Timor-Leste whose term expires on 31 December 2016 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/25, 2016-07)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. At present, there are three Member States from the WHO South-East Asia Region (‎Indonesia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste)‎ that are Members of PCC in Category 2, while India continues to be a Member of PCC in Category 1. Since the term of office of Timor-Leste ends on 31 December 2016, representatives of the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting were requested to consider electing one of the ...
    • SEA/RC69/13: The Decade for Health Workforce Strengthening in the SEA Region 2015–2024: First review of progress, challenges and opportunities 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/13, 2016-07)‎
      In 2014, Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region agreed to the “Decade for Strengthening Human Resources for Health in SEA Region 2015–2024”. The same year, the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia endorsed resolution SEA-RC67-R6 on “Strengthening Health Workforce Education and Training in the Region”. The resolution requested the Regional Director to support Member States in the implementation of the Regional Strategy on Health Workforce Education and Training in the SEA Region 2014–2019; and to report on progress with health ...
    • SEA/RC69/9 - Antimicrobial Resistance 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/9, 2016-07)‎
      The WHO South-East Asia Region has recognized antimicrobial resistance (‎AMR)‎ as a serious threat to public health and has been addressing the issue by advocating to governments of Member States to take this as a cross-sectoral national priority. Several sessions of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia have adopted resolutions on the prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance, with the last one being in Dili, Timor-Leste, in September 2015. In 2011, all health ministers of the Region had committed themselves to concerted ...