• SEA/RC63/2 - The work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region: biennial report of the Regional Director, 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2009 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/2, 2010-07)‎
      As the lead UN agency in international health development, WHO has been collaborating with its Member States in the South-East Asia Region to strengthen national capacity in several areas of priority interest. Accounting for nearly one fourth of the global population the Region also carries a heavy burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases. These factors are further compounded by inadequate resources and pose a unique challenge, which are being addressed by policy makers in the Region. This biennial report on the Work of WHO in the ...
    • SEA/RC63/8 - Strategic planning for development of human resources for health in the Region 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/8, 2010-07-16)‎
      Due to the growing burden of chronic diseases during the last two decades, which require a continuum of care, especially community-based care, new pressures have emerged on the health workforce in Member States of the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. All Member States of the SEA Region have been facing several common healthworkforce- related problems and issues, which led the Regional Office to develop a strategic plan for health workforce development. This Regional Strategic Plan for Health Workforce Development identified 10 strategic areas that ...
    • SEA/RC63/4 - Matters relating to Programme Development and Management: Part I - Implementation of workplans for Programme Budget 2010-2011 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/4, 2010-07-16)‎
      The document (‎SEA/RC63/4)‎ provides the status of implementation of workplans for Programme Budget 2010-2011. The Sixty-second World Health Assembly in May 2009 approved the budget ceiling of US$ 544.5 million for WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. The budget comprised US$ 102.3 million from Assessed Contributions (‎AC)‎ and US$ 442.2 million from Voluntary Contributions (‎VC)‎. The approved budget of US$ 544.5 million represents a 10.8% increase over the approved PB2008-2009 and a 5.8% decrease compared with the closing gross budget for the 2008-2009 ...
    • SEA/RC63/24 - Regional Strategy on Universal Health Coverage 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/24, 2010-07-16)‎
      There has been strong and consistent commitment to improving equity in health through universal coverage in the Region as well as at global level from WHO and Member States. An overall financing strategy towards achieving this goal has been developed for the Asia-Pacific Region jointly by the Regional Offices for South-East Asia and the Western-Pacific regions. Furthermore, these regional priorities will be the focus of the forthcoming 2010 World Health Report, “Financing for Universal Coverage”. The key challenges to financing for universal ...
    • SEA/RC63/5 Part II- South-East Asia Regional Strategic Plan and Proposed Budget for 2012-2013 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/5 PartII, 2010-07-16)‎
    • SEA/RC63/20 - Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions of the last three years: Scaling up prevention and control of chronic noncommunicable diseases in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC60/R4)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/20, 2010-07-16)‎
      WHO’s action in the area of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region is guided by the Regional Framework for Prevention and Control of NCDs. The Framework was formulated in close collaboration with Member States and endorsed by the health secretaries of Member States of the Region at their Eleventh Meeting in 2006. The WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia, vide its resolution on Scaling up Prevention and Control of Chronic Noncommunicable Disease (‎NCDs)‎ in the South-East Asia Region ...
    • SEA/RC63/23 - Matters relating to Programme Development and Management: Part II - The future of financing for WHO 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/23, 2010-07-16)‎
      In January 2010, the Director-General convened an informal discussion on the future of financing for WHO. The attached note by the Director-General for the Regional Committee (‎SEA/RC63/23)‎ provides a framework for discussions for the future of financing for WHO at the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee. The issues and questions are drawn from the initial consultations, early responses to the web consultation, and informal discussions with Member States at the Sixty-third World Health Assembly and the 126th session of the Executive ...
    • SEA/RC63/21 - Special Programmes: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ – Report on attendance at JCB in 2010 and nomination of a member in place of Bhutan whose term expires on 31 December 2010 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/21, 2010-07-16)‎
      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. The High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi from 28 June to 1 July 2010 reviewed and noted the summary report of the Thirty-third session of the JCB held at Shanghai, ...
    • SEA/RC63/15 - Governing Bodies: Review of the draft provisional agenda of the 128th session of the WHO Executive Board 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/15, 2010-07-16)‎
      The 128th session of the WHO Executive Board will be held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 17 to 25 January 2011. The draft provisional agenda for the 128th session of the WHO Executive Board is now placed before the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee for its review, comment and noting as appropriate. Any proposal from a Member State or Associate Member to include an item on the agenda should reach the Director-General not later than 10 September 2010.
    • SEA/RC63/5 - Matters relating to programme development and management: proposed programme budget 2012-2013 including implementation of the Regional Committee resolution SEA/RC62/R1 on Programme budget matters 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/5, 2010-07-16)‎
      The 2012-2013 biennium is the third and last biennium within the WHO’s Medium-term Strategic Plan (‎MTSP)‎ that covers the period from 2008 to 2013. The structure of the proposed Programme Budget 2012-2013 (‎PB2012-2013)‎ is a strategic one, similar to the two previous biennia with 13 strategic objectives (‎SOs)‎ which have largely the same orientation as those for the two earlier biennia - 2008-2009 and 2010-2011. Overall, the Programme Budget for 2012-2013 (‎Regional Committee Version)‎ (‎Doc. SEA/RC63/5 Part I)‎ is proposed by the Director-General, at ...
    • SEA/RC63/5 Part I - Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2012-2013 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/5 Part I, 2010-07-16)‎
    • SEA/RC63/16 - Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions of the last three years:Collaboration within the UN system and with other international agencies and partnerships 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/16, 2010-07-16)‎
      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. At the same time, the diversity and number of health actors have also increased significantly, with private and non-state actors contributing significant resources to development assistance for health. With this proliferation of actors in health, WHO, particularly at country level must coordinate its work, through effective partnerships, not only with government authorities ...
    • SEA/RC63/5 - Matters relating to programme development and management: proposed programme budget 2012-2013 including implementation of the Regional Committee resolution SEA/RC62/R1 on Programme budget matters 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/5, 2010-07-16)‎
      The 2012-2013 biennium is the third and last biennium within the WHO’s Medium-term Strategic Plan (‎MTSP)‎ that covers the period from 2008 to 2013. The structure of the proposed Programme Budget 2012-2013 (‎PB2012-2013)‎ is a strategic one, similar to the two previous biennia with 13 strategic objectives (‎SOs)‎ which have largely the same orientation as those for the two earlier biennia - 2008-2009 and 2010-2011. Overall, the Programme Budget for 2012-2013 (‎Regional Committee Version)‎ (‎Doc. SEA/RC63/5 Part I)‎ is proposed by the Director-General, at ...
    • SEA/RC63/3 - Matters relating to Programme Development and Management: Programme Budget Performance Assessment: 2008-2009 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/3, 2010-07-16)‎
      The Organization-wide Report on the Performance Assessment of Programme Budget 2008- 2009 (‎SEA/RC63/3 Inf. Doc.1)‎ was submitted to the Sixty-third World Health Assembly held in May 2010, after the report was initially reviewed by the Twelfth Meeting of the Programme Budget and Administration Committee (‎PBAC)‎ of the Executive Board, held prior to the Sixtythird World Health Assembly on 14 May 2010. The PBAC, in its report to the World Health Assembly (‎SEA/RC63/3 Inf. Doc.2 - Document A63/49)‎ welcomed the report, and proposed that it be further ...
    • SEA/RC63/26 - Regional Strategy on Health Information Systems 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/26, 2010-07-16)‎
      Public health decision-making is critically dependent on the timely availability of sound data. The role of the health information system is to collect, analyse and disseminate such data. Health information systems in countries of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region are at various stages of development and there are several global initiatives, networks, programmes and projects that have been launched by development partners to assist Member States in health information system development. The WHO Regional Office for the South-East Asia took the ...
    • SEA/RC63/19 - Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions of the last three years: Challenges in polio eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/19, 2010-07-16)‎
      Polio eradication continues to be a priority in the South-East Asia Region. In the first four months of 2010, 20 polio cases were detected in India with three subtype 1 poliovirus (‎P1)‎ and 17 subtype 3 poliovirus (‎P3)‎ cases. This paper presents an update on the progress and challenges in polio eradication. No P1 case has been detected in UP and Bihar in 2010. The three P1 cases reported this year are from Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra and West Bengal. In 2009, 80 cases of type 1 wild polio virus (‎WPV)‎ were detected in India. Intense efforts ...
    • SEA/RC63/12 - Strategic framework on healthy ageing in the Region 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/12, 2010-07-16)‎
      The working paper provides a brief overview of the situation with regard to healthy ageing in the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region. It indicates the gradual increase in the proportion of population aged 60 years and more in most countries of the Region, and how this increase will affect the social and health services in Member States. The working paper then mentions the general features and components of the regional strategic framework on healthy ageing in the Region. It concludes by identifying a range of supportive actions ...
    • SEA/RC63/9 - Development of national health plans and strategies 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/9, 2010-07-16)‎
      National health plans and strategies have been placed at the centre on WHO’s support to countries by the high-level Global Policy Group on which the Regional Director represents the South-East Asia Region. Countries have been developing national health plans for sometime now and WHO has a history in supporting this process in countries as well. The renewed interest in reviewing national health plans is the result of the increasing complexity involved in their formulation and implementation, particularly with respect to the significant health ...
    • SEA/RC63/25 - Capacity building of Member States on global health 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/25, 2010-07-16)‎
      The term “global health” is rapidly replacing its commonly used form, i.e. “international health”. This change has emerged as part of the larger political and historical process. The term “global health” has been used since the early days of establishment of the World Health Organization in the late 1940s. In general, it implies a situation where the health needs of the people of the whole planet are responded to, above the concerns of particular nations. A joint collaboration among the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, the WHO Regional Office ...
    • SEA/RC63/17 - Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions of the last three years: Nutrition and food safety in the South-East Asia Region (‎SEA/RC60/R3)‎ 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA/RC63/17, 2010-07-16)‎
      The working paper on nutrition and food safety in the South-East Asia (‎SEA)‎ Region provides a brief overview of the nutrition and food safety situation in Member States of the Region. It indicates that while overall food consumption has increased and nutrition indicators have shown improvement, the global economic crisis and climate change may lead to food insecurity and increase in the number of malnourished individuals. The paper describes some of the key nutrition and food safety indicators in the Region. Activities in nutrition and food safety ...