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    • SEA/RC67/29 - Viral hepatitis 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/29, 2013-07-28)‎
      Viral hepatitis is a serious public health problem worldwide, as well as for the South-East Asia Region. Hepatitis B and C account for a greater health burden and a higher mortality rate because they can cause chronic infection, which, in turn, can lead to hepatic cirrhosis and cancer. Approximately 1.4 million deaths are caused every year worldwide by hepatitis viruses. Of these, an estimated 800 000 are due to hepatitis B and about 500 000 due to hepatitis C infection. Around 500 000 estimated deaths in the WHO South-East Asia Region occur ...
    • SEA/RC67/2 - The Work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region: Biennial Report of the Regional Director 1 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2013 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/2, 2014-04)‎
      This Report describes the work of the World Health Organization in the South-East Asia Region during the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013. It highlights the achievements in public health and WHO's contribution to achieving the Organization's strategic objectives through collaborative activities. This Report will be useful for all those interested in health development in the Region.
    • SEA/RC67/20 - Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (‎SEA/RC65/R3)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/20, 2014-07-28)‎
      The Sixty-fifth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, adopted resolution SEA/RC65/R3 that outlined detailed recommendations and action points for Member States and WHO on the follow-up of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (‎CEWG)‎. The Regional Committee resolution provided the basis for the draft resolution during the open-ended meeting of all WHO Member States, held from 26 to 28 November 2012 in Geneva, leading to WHA66.22 in 2013. As ...
    • SEA/RC67/1 Rev.4 - Agenda 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/1 Rev.4, 2014-07-28)‎
    • SEA/RC67/18 - 2012: Year of intensification of routine immunization in the South-East Asia Region: Framework for increasing and sustaining coverage (‎SEA/RC64/R3)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/18, 2014-07-28)‎
      To respond to the challenge of a large number of unimmunized children in the South-East Asia Region, the Sixty-fourth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in 2011 adopted resolution SEA/RC64/R3 that declared 2012 as the Year of Intensification of Routine Immunization (‎IRI)‎. All Member States then developed action plans that focused on intensification of efforts to reach and immunize high-risk or hard-to-reach areas and populations. Bangladesh identified 32 out of 74 districts and city corporations as targets for further ...
    • SEA/RC67/15 - South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEA/RC60/R7)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/15, 2014-07-28)‎
      Countries in the South-East Asia Region are vulnerable to different types of hazards such as annual monsoons, flooding, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, conflicts and devastating fires. The magnitude of disasters and their effects have a considerable impact on the morbidity and mortality in the Region, where approximately 25% of the world’s population resides. Deaths in Member States of the Region accounted for 37% (‎426 152 persons)‎ of the global total mortality from natural disasters in 2003–2012. Health action in emergencies is a crucial ...
    • SEA/RC67/9 - Covering every birth and death: improving civil registration and vital statistics (‎CRVS)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/9, 2014-07-28)‎
      Civil registration is defined as the compulsory, permanent, continuous and universal recording of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events. Registration records are essential to establish legal identity and nationality, as well as to access services including health. Furthermore, vital statistics on births, deaths and causes of death (‎COD)‎ are essential for population health assessment, monitoring of health progress, and health policy analysis. The correctness of the health indicators for mortality statistics would depend on the counting ...
    • SEA/RC67/19 - Regional Health Sector Strategy on HIV, 2011–2015 (‎SEA/RC64/R6)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/19, 2014-07-28)‎
      The Sixty-fourth Regional Committee endorsed the Regional HIV Strategy, 2011–2015 and requested WHO to support Member States in adapting and implementing it. Since then, Member States in the South-East Asia Region have made significant progress in HIV prevention, care and treatment. • The HIV epidemic is declining in the South-East Asia Region: the estimated number of new infections in adults (‎15–49 years)‎ has declined by 34%, from 350 000 in 2001 to 230 000 in 2012; and in children (‎0–14 years)‎ by 32%, from 28 000 to 19 000. • In 2012, 940 000 ...
    • SEA/RC67/14 Rev.1 - Nutrition and food safety in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC60/R3)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/14 Rev.1, 2014-07-28)‎
      Resolution SEA/R60/R3 on Nutrition and Food Safety in the South-East Asia Region, at the Sixtieth Session of the Regional Committee urged Member States to continue sustained efforts to strengthen nutrition and food safety programmes and WHO to provide necessary support to these programmes, including the national nutrition and food safety policies and plans of action. This report provides information on the progress achieved in nutrition and food safety activities in the South-East Asia Region. The High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting held in the ...
    • SEA/RC67/7 - Implementation of Programme Budget 2014–2015 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/7, 2014-07-28)‎
      The approved Programme Budget for the WHO South-East Asia Region for the period 2014–2015 is US$ 340 million, and the revised budget is US$ 344.5 million. Operational budget as per approved workplans is US$ 329.6 million. Total resources available for the period are US$ 193.5 million; implementation (‎expenditure)‎, including payroll costs up to May 2014, stands at US$ 43.1 million, which is 13% of the Budget and 22% of the resources. Funds utilization (‎encumbrances plus expenditure)‎ stands at US$ 74 million. This working paper also discusses the ...
    • SEA/RC67/5 - Strategic resource allocation 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/5, 2014-07-28)‎
      At the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly in May 2013, Member States requested the Director-General to propose a new Strategic Resource Allocation methodology in WHO, starting with the development of the Programme Budget 2016–2017. The 134th Session of the Executive Board in January 2014 endorsed the proposal of the Director-General to establish a Working Group on Strategic Resource Allocation to provide guidance to the Secretariat in developing further the proposal for a new Strategic Resource Allocation methodology. Since then, a Working Group ...
    • SEA/RC67/27 - UNDP/UNFPA/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 2014 and nomination of a member in place of Bangladesh whose term expires on 31 December 2014 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/27, 2014-07-28)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (‎HRP)‎. The last PCC Meeting was held from 26 to 27 June 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Its report was presented to the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting. At present, three Member States from the WHO South-East Asia Region (‎Bangladesh, Maldives and Timor-Leste)‎ are members of PCC Category 2, while India continues to be a member of PCC Category 1. Nepal is a member of PCC Category 3. ...
    • SEA/RC67/12 - Strengthening the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol to support the achievement of the regional targets on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/12, 2014-07-28)‎
      The harmful use of alcohol causes a huge social, economic and disease burden. Globally, the harmful use of alcohol causes approximately 3.3 million deaths every year (‎or 5.9% of all deaths)‎, and 5.1% of the global burden of diseases attributable to alcohol consumption. There are causal relationships between alcohol consumption and more than 200 health conditions, most notably alcohol dependence, liver cirrhosis, cancers and injuries. To address this escalating problem, resolution WHA63.13 on Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol ...
    • SEA/RC67/25 Rev.1 - Review of the draft provisional agenda of the 136th session of the WHO Executive Board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/25 Rev.1, 2014-07-28)‎
      The 136th Session of the WHO Executive Board will be held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 26 January to 3 February 2015. Any proposal from a Member State or Associate Member to include an item on the Agenda should reach the Director-General not later than 12 weeks after circulation of the Draft Provisional Agenda or 10 weeks before the commencement of the session of the Executive Board, whichever is earlier. The proposals should, therefore, reach the Director-General by 5 September 2015. The High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting reviewed the ...
    • SEA/RC67/23 - Regional action plan and targets for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (‎2013–2020)‎ (‎SEA/RC66/R6)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/23, 2014-07-28)‎
      Noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎, such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases, have emerged as leading causes of death in the South-East Asia Region. The Sixty-sixth Session of the Regional Committee adopted the regional action plan for the period 2013–2020 and endorsed 10 regional targets for the prevention and control of NCDs. Notable progress has been made in the Region with regard to the development of national multisectoral action plans to control NCDs, implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco ...
    • Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions: 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎Provisional Agenda Item 9, 2014-07-28)‎
      Progress reports on the following selected Regional Committee resolutions are included in this document: 9.1 Nutrition and food safety in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC60/R3)‎ 9.2 South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEA/RC60/R7)‎ 9.3 Challenges in polio eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 9.4 Injury prevention and safety promotion (‎SEA/RC63/R2)‎ 9.5 2012: Year of intensification of routine immunization in the South-East Asia Region: Framework for increasing and sustaining coverage (‎SEA/RC64/R3)‎ 9.6 Regional Health Sector Strategy on HIV ...
    • SEA/RC67/22 - Comprehensive and coordinated efforts for the management of autism spectrum disorders (‎ASD)‎ and developmental disabilities (‎SEA/RC65/R8)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/22, 2014-07-28)‎
      Autism spectrum disorders (‎ASD)‎ comprise a range of developmental disorders characterized by impaired capacity for reciprocal sociocommunicative interaction and a restricted, stereotyped repertoire of interests and activities. In May 2012, childhood mental disorders, which include ASD and other developmental disorders, were considered by the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly, which adopted resolution WHA65.4 on the global burden of mental disorders and the need for a comprehensive, coordinated response from the health and social sectors at the ...
    • SEA/RC67/16 - Challenges in polio eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/16, 2014-07-28)‎
      On 27 March 2014, the Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (‎RCCPE)‎ certified the South-East Asia Region as being polio-free. However, the Region is faced with the risk of importation and spread of poliovirus from polio-infected countries and the challenge of complacency on becoming polio free. In order to overcome these challenges and mitigate associated risks, (‎1)‎ the South-East Asia Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (‎SEA-RCCPE)‎ and the National Certification Committee in every Member State need to remain ...
    • SEA/RC67/24 - Key issues arising out of the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly and the 134th and 135th sessions of the WHO Executive Board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/24, 2014-07-28)‎
      The attached working paper highlights, from the perspective of the WHO South-East Asia Region, the most important and relevant resolutions adopted at the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly (‎19–24 May 2014)‎ and the 134th (‎20–25 January 2014)‎ and 135th sessions (‎26–27 May 2014)‎ of the Executive Board. These resolutions are deemed to have important implications for the WHO 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 resolutions, their ...
    • SEA/RC67/17 - Injury prevention and safety promotion (‎SEA/RC63/R2)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC67/17, 2014-07-28)‎
      The resolution on injury prevention and safety promotion (‎IPSP)‎, SEA/RC63/R2 of 2010, was adopted by Member States at the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee for South-East Asia, with a request for a progress report to be presented to the Regional Committee in 2014. The progress report reveals that all Member States have national policies or plans on injury or violence prevention. Six of the Member States have an injury management unit in their ministries of health and one is in the process of establishing such a unit. These units, with ...