SEA/RC55/11 - Selection of an intercountry programme or content area for evaluation and reporting to the 56th session of the regional committee in 2003
AbstractBased on a series of decisions and recommendations of the 53rd and 54th sessions of the Regional Committee, the 39th meeting of CCPDM had been requested to recommend to the Regional Director one specific programme- /content area among those supported through the Supplementary Intercountry Programme (ICP-II) 2002–2003 to be evaluated and reported to the 56th session of the Regional Committee in 2003. The 53rd session of the Regional Committee suggested a series of criteria for the selection of a specific intercountry programme/content area for evaluation which should take into account: (a) the extent to which the area has been identified in resolutions/recommendations of the Regional Committee, Health Ministers and Health Secretaries Meetings; (b) whether the area has been evaluated previously; (c) the size of the area in terms of allocated budget and countries targeted; (d) whether extrabudgetary funds might be made available; and (e) the “uniqueness” of the programme that would allow it to serve as a model for other WHO intercountry or country programmes, or those of the Member States. Applying the above criteria to the 14 programme areas supported through ICP-II, the following areas are suggested to CCPDM for further consideration. CCPDM may consider one of the following areas to be evaluated and reported to the 56th session of the Regional Committee. · Multi-disease surveillance and response, including health hazards, risk behaviour surveillance, through intercountry and interregional collaboration and use of regional mechanisms like ASEAN, SAARC, Mekong Basin Project, and Intercountry Cooperation in Health Development. · Development of strategies for implementing community-based approaches for mental health problems and substance abuse. · Intensification of cross-border collaboration in polio eradication, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, kala-azar, dengue. · Development regional networks to enhance national capacity in human resources for public health.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2002). SEA/RC55/11 - Selection of an intercountry programme or content area for evaluation and reporting to the 56th session of the regional committee in 2003. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128838