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    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years: strengthening the health workforce in South-East Asia. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-05-08)‎
      This document highlights the progress made in the South-East Asia Region following the adoption of resolution SEA/RC59/R6 on strengthening the health workforce in South-East Asia by the Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh in September 2006. Many of the activities have been specified in the South-East Asia Regional Strategic Plan for Human Resource Development which has been finalized following endorsement by the Fifty-ninth session of the Regional Committee. The overall goal was ensuring equitable access to effective ...
    • Agenda items to be discussed in health ministers’ meeting : impact of global financial crisis in health. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-08)‎
      The current global financial and economic crises have important implications for health in Member States of the South-East Asia Region. Experience with similar events in the past – notably the Asian crisis in 1997 – indicate that the health status of the poor, especially of women and children, is particularly vulnerable, needing reiterated government priority to health. The pathways in which the crises could impact health work at both the micro and the macro levels in countries. Increased unemployment and poverty at household level constrains ...
    • Code of practice for the international recruitment of health personnel. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-08)‎
      The impact of international migration of health workers on health systems of especially source countries has been debated extensively in recent years. In order to provide a global response, the 2004 World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA57.19, which requested the Director-General of WHO to develop a code of practice for the international recruitment of health personnel, in consultation with Member States and with all relevant partners. Through a comprehensive consultative process involving multistakeholders, an outline of the code of ...
    • Engagement with private sector. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-08)‎
      A large and varied private sector plays a dominant role in health in the South-East Asia Region – in terms of both finance and provision of services. However, much of this activity is unregulated and does not contribute effectively to the national health agenda, including affordable universal coverage within an overall primary health care policy approach. Evidence indicates that households in SEAR rely on private provision even for essential services like maternal and child health care; and, that this is financed through high (‎and impoverishing)‎ ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years: pandemic influenza preparedness: sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-08)‎
      Viruses have been freely shared through WHO Collaborating Centres on Influenza for the purpose of risk assessment and vaccine production. In 2007 Indonesia proposed that sharing of H5N1 avian influenza viruses should be tied to benefits of affordable and available vaccine. This led to a halt in the practice of freely sharing influenza viruses. A number of unsuccessful attempts have been made to resolve this impasse. The last inter-governmental meeting (‎IGM)‎ was convened before the World Health Assembly, on 16-17, May 2009 in Geneva. The meeting ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : strategies to reduce harmful use of alcohol. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-09)‎
      The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia, vide resolution SEA/RC59/R8, requested the Regional Office to provide technical support to Member States in building and strengthening programmes on prevention of harm from alcohol use. The basis for the prevention of alcohol-related harm in the context of the South-East Asia Region should not only be disease prevention but reduction of poverty, disempowerment, violence, prevention of injuries and improvement of well-being and social capital. Programmes should address local patterns of alcohol ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : update on the progress and challenges in polio eradication. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-17)‎
      Polio eradication continues to be a priority in the South-East Asia Region. In the first four months of 2009*, 40 polio cases were detected in India with 14 subtype 1 poliovirus (‎P1)‎ and 26 subtype 3 poliovirus (‎P3)‎ cases. This paper presents an update on the progress and challenges in polio eradication. At the start of 2008 a reduction in the transmission of P1 cases, particularly in western Uttar Pradesh (‎UP)‎ was seen which, however, was offset by re-importation from Bihar in the later half of the year, resulting in 62 subtype P1 cases. Rapid ...
    • Key issues and challenges arising out of the sixty-second world health assembly and the 124th and 125th sessions of the who executive board. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-22)‎
      The attached working paper highlights the most significant and relevant decisions and resolutions emanating from the Sixty-second World Health Assembly (‎held from 16-20 May 2009)‎ as well as the 124th and 125th Sessions of the Executive Board (‎held from 19-27 January 2009 and on 23 May 2009 respectively)‎. These decisions and resolutions are particularly relevant to the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region, have obvious and immediate implications for them, and would merit follow-up action by both Member countries as well as WHO at ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years: public health, innovation and intellectual property. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-22)‎
      After intensive negotiations over a two-year period, the World Health Assembly in May 2008 adopted resolution WHA61.21 on public health, innovation and intellectual property together with the global strategy and plan of action (‎GSPOA)‎. Several outstanding issues were finalized and adopted during the Sixty-second World Health Assembly in May 2009. The GSPOA aims to promote new thinking on innovation and access to medicines, and to enhance needs-based research and development (‎R&D)‎ relevant to diseases that mainly affect developing countries. ...
    • Review of the draft provisional agenda of the 126th session of the who executive board. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-22)‎
      The Draft Provisional Agenda of the 126th session of the WHO Executive Board to be held from 18 to 23 January 2010 is attached for review by the HLP Meeting.
    • Collaboration within the un system and with other international agencies and partnerships. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-22)‎
      The recognition of health as a key element for sustainable development and global security has resulted in a substantial increase in global resources for health in recent years; these stood at US$ 16.7 billion in 2006. At the same time, the diversity and number of health actors have also increased significantly. With this proliferation of actors in health, WHO, particularly at country level must coordinate its work, through effective partnerships, not only with government authorities and other UN Agencies, but also with donors, NGOs and the private ...
    • Combating counterfeit medical products. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-23)‎
      The involvement of WHO in combating counterfeit medicines is based on its role in public health; counterfeit medicines would affect the health-care system and lead to adverse health effects. Counterfeit medicines also involve many other areas such as commerce, law enforcement and intellectual property rights, which make the issue complex. WHO has been engaged in combating counterfeit medicine since 1985, but this paper discusses activities since 2008. Following the World Health Assembly discussions on the topic in 2008, the WHO Regional Committee ...
    • Selection of a subject for the technical discussions to be held prior to the sixty-third session of the regional committee. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-23)‎
      This document lists the subjects of the Technical Discussions held since 1994 in conjunction with the sessions of the Regional Committee. It also provides a list of proposed subjects for the Technical Discussions to be held prior to the Sixty-third session of the Regional Committee in 2010. The High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting is requested to review the proposed subjects for the Technical Discussions and select the subject to be submitted to the Regional Committee for consideration at its Sixty-second Session.
    • Agenda. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-23)‎
    • UNDP/World Bank/WHO special programme for research and training in tropical diseases: joint coordinating board (‎JCB)‎ – report on attendance at JCB in 2009 and nomination of a member in place of Thailand whose term expires on 31 December 2009 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-25)‎
      Draft report on the attendance of JCB members at the Thirty-second session of the Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎, 15-17 June 2009, Geneva. The draft report is submitted to HLP Meeting for noting.
    • UNDP/World Bank/WHO special programme for research and training in tropical diseases: joint coordinating board (‎JCB)‎ – report on attendance at JCB in 2009 and nomination of a member in place of Thailand whose term expires on 31 December 2009. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-25)‎
      The Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases Research (‎TDR)‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme and is responsible for its overall policy and strategy. This paper describes the background and composition of the JCB TDR and the action to be taken by the Regional Committee. It also includes a brief report on the Thirty-second session of the JCB held in Geneva, from 15 to 17 June 2009. Since the term of office of Thailand ends on 31 December 2009, the HLP Meeting may ...
    • Agenda items to be discussed in health ministers’ meeting : protecting health facilities from emergencies : developing safer healthcare facilities. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-25)‎
      As the World Health Day 2009 theme and the Global Campaign of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction are on the same topic of keeping health facilities safe in emergencies; the need for further discussions can help take this public health issue forward. This is in line with the vulnerability of the Region to various natural and human- generated emergencies. Considering that health facilities and their safety from hazards require looking at three main factors: structural, non-structural and functional, it requires several disciplines ...
    • Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years : South-East Asia regional health emergency fund. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-25)‎
      The South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEARHEF)‎ was established through the Regional Committee resolution SEA/RC60/R7. As per the fund’s policies and guidelines, a working group was established to oversee the management of the fund. The working group comprised representatives nominated by all the 11 Member States of the South-East Region. The fund’s resources have been successfully managed and utilized in respect of the following emergencies since it was made operational in January 2008: Cyclone Nargis (‎Myanmar, May 2008)‎; flashfloods ...
    • UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/WORLD BANK special programme for research, development and research training in human reproduction: policy and coordination committee (‎‎PCC)‎‎ : report on attendance at PCC in 2009 and nomination of a member in place of Myanmar whose term expires on 31 December 2009. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-25)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎‎PCC)‎‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. The last PCC meeting was held from 18 to 19 June 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland. Its report is being presented to the High-Level Preparatory (‎‎HLP)‎‎ Meeting. At present, there are three Member states from the South-East Asia Region (‎‎Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka)‎‎ that are members of the PCC. Since the term of office of Myanmar ends on 31 December 2009, the HLP Meeting may ...
    • Measles. 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎2009-06-26)‎
      The global goal for measles control is reducing measles mortality by 90% in 2010 in comparison to 2000. Nevertheless, the Americas (‎2002)‎, Eastern Mediterranean (‎2010)‎, Europe (‎2012)‎ and Western Pacific regions (‎2012)‎ have set a measles elimination goal. The African Region has set a pre-elimination goal of reducing measles mortality by 98% in 2012 compared to 2000 estimates. In the South-East Asia Region which has a measles morality reduction goal, four Member States are implementing the strategies for measles elimination and all Member States ...