SEA/RC65/3 Rev.1 - WHO reform
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AbstractInitially, the reform agenda focused on financing and better aligning of Organization’s objectives and resources. It has now evolved into a Member States-driven process to address more fundamental questions about WHO’s priorities, its governance and management to make the Organization more effective, efficient and accountable. A consolidated paper, including background papers with proposals under each main section was submitted to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly for in-depth discussions. The paper covered five prioritization criteria agreed upon by Member States at the Meeting on Programme and Priority Setting held in Geneva in February 2012, when categories (work areas) were also identified for development of 12th General Programme of Work (GPW) and Programme Budget (PB) 2014–2015. Under each of the three main areas of reform: programme and priority setting; governance; and managerial reforms, it summarized progress of work in terms of implementation and identified – within each of the main sections – where further guidance or decisions by the World Health Assembly were needed. Six “categories” have been identified based on which the 12th GPW and Programme Budget 2014-2015 are being developed. The 12th GPW will set out how the reform agenda will influence WHO’s programmes. Several decisions on reforms on governance and managerial processes of the Organization have been taken to maximize the alignment and coordination of global and regional governing bodies, and making managerial processes more effective and efficient. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting reviewed the working paper and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To participate effectively in discussions pertaining to reform and to provide timely inputs to WHO on the reform process.Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) To continue to provide opportunities for Member States to contribute effectively to the WHO reform process. (2) To improve the focus of its programmes at country and regional level by using prioritization criteria listed in the GPW framework document. (3) To share with the Regional Committee an overview of timelines for implementation of the reform agenda. The working paper and the HLP recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-fifth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). SEA/RC65/3 Rev.1 - WHO reform. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128322
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