• UNF capacity building project and awareness raising for WHO FCTC 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2004‎, SEA-Tobacco-7)‏
    • Unite to end TB: international meeting for ending TB, New Delhi, India, 21 March 2016 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‏2016-08‎, SEA-TB-365)‏
      The WHO SEA Region is home to 26% of the world's population and accounts for 41% of the global burden in terms of TB incidence. Tuberculosis affects the most economically productive age group of 15-49 years and remains one of the largest causes of morbidity and mortality amongst SEAR Member Countries. SEA Region has achieved Millennium Development Goals of halving and reversing the TB incidence, halving the 1990 level of TB prevalence and mortality rates. The year 2016 also marks the beginning of implementation of the WHO End TB strategy ...
    • Updating and implementing intersectyoral food and nutrition plans and policies 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2005‎, SEA-NUT-164)‏
      This publication is a report of an intercountry workshop on "Updating and Implementing Intersectoral Food and Nutrition Plans and Policies" held in Hyderabad, India, from 4 to 8 April 2005 with the following objectives: (‏i)‏ To increase awareness about food and nutrition issues among government and other public authority officials; (‏ii)‏ To understand, analyse and prepare updated national food and nutrition policies, and (‏iii)‏ To prepare concerned officials for effective implementation of national plans of action. The document gives details of the ...
    • Upgradation of training of community-based health workers within the context of revitalization of PHC 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2010‎, SEA-HSD-337)‏
      Countries in the WHO South East Asia region have reaffirmed their commitment to revitalizing Primary Health Care in several forums in the recent past. Community based health workers (‏CBHWs)‏ are the backbone of primary health care services in most countries in the South East Asia region. Given the imperatives due to the changing epidemiological and demographic scenario the training of CBHWs needs to be upgraded. Further, there is an urgent need to upgrade the professional avenues for this category of the workforce. WHO/SEARO has supported the ...
    • Urban Health Equity Assessment and Intersectoral Responses 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2014‎, SEA-HE-204)‏
      The regional workshop on urban health equity assessment and intersectoral response was held in New Delhi during 27-29 November 2012 as part of collaboration between WHO Kobe Centre and the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, to strengthen the capacities of the health sector, urban planners, municipalities, local government and relevant partners to assess and respond to health inequities in urban areas. The Urban HEART (‏health equity and response tool)‏ was introduced along with practical examples of local implementation from pilot sites. An ...
    • The use of herbal medicines in primary health care 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2009‎, SEA-HSD-322)‏
      Herbal medicines (‏HM)‏ form an essential and major component of traditional medicines (‏TM)‏. HM are commonly used in countries of the South-East Asia Region. This regional meeting was held to exchange information and to promote the development of herbal medicine for use in primary health care (‏PHC)‏. Technical presentations covered the role of WHO in promoting the use of herbal medicines in PHC; research strategy to ensure efficacy, safety and quality of herbal remedies; and conservation of medicinal plants through sustainable harvesting practices. ...
    • Utilization of health information for decision-making 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2008‎, SEA-HSD-314)‏
      The WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia developed a 10-point Regional Strategy for Strengthening Health Information Systems in Member Countries in 2006. WHO SEARO has since conducted three intercountry workshops to assist countries to streamline their national health information systems in accordance with regional strategies. The regional consultation on mortality statistics conducted in April 2007 focused on vital registration, and the Regional Workshop of Trainers on the International Classificatio of Disease (‏ICD)‏ in September 2007 on the ...
    • Vector control and personal protection of migrant and mobile populations in the GMS: A matrix guidance on the best options and methodologies 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2015‎, SEA-MAL-280)‏
      Given their labour or other practices, mobile and migrant populations may have increased exposure to malaria mosquitoes. They are also more likely to have incomplete knowledge of malaria and lower access to preventive measures, and thus require targeted interventions that take into account their specific needs and the nature of their situation. From the broader public health perspective, it is also important to target mobile and migrant populations and their host communities that they pass through, live in or return to with vector control measures ...
    • Vector-borne diseases 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2014‎, SEA-CD-300)‏
      Vector-borne diseases (‏VBD)‏, account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases. Their burden and economic impact continue to be very high. In the WHO South-East Asia Region, the VBD of public health importance are malaria, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis and kala-azar. On the occasion of the World Health Day 2014, an informal consultation with experts on VBD was organized at SEARO, New Delhi on 7 and 8 April 2014. More than 20 experts across different specialties in medicine and public ...
    • Verification of arsenic mitigation technologies and field test methods 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2003‎, SEA-EH-541)‏
    • Viral hepatitis in the context of HIV in South-East Asia Region 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2010‎, SEA-AIDS-186)‏
      Viral hepatitis is a serious global public health problem. About 2 billion people worldwide are infected with hepatitis B virus, leading to ~600 000 deaths/year. Approximately 130-170 million are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus, resulting in >350 000 deaths/year. In addition, 50-100% of HIV-positive injecting drug users are coinfected with the hepatitis C virus. In coinfected persons, the course of hepatitis is affected by HIV and there may be faster progression to liver cirrhosis, and higher rates of mortality. In Asia, injecting ...
    • Viral hepatitis in the WHO South-East Asia Region 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2011‎, SEA-CD-232)‏
      The document "Viral hepatitis in the WHO South-East Asia Region" highlights the high burden of viral hepatitis morbidity and mortality in the Region. It advocates for increasing community awareness and providing education on the issue, strengthening surveillance for viral hepatitis. It also emphasizes the importance of preventing viral hepatitis that is associated with injecting-drug use, protecting from infection through vaccination, preventing health-care associated viral hepatitis and improving screening, care and treatment for the disease.
    • VISION 2020 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2009‎, SEA-Blindness-1)‏
      The World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (‏IAPB)‏ launched "VISION 2020: The Right to Sight" in 1999 as a global initiative to provide strategic guidelines to the Member States of the South-East Asia Region in scaling up efforts for the prevention of blindness and promoting advocacy for the right to sight worldwide. In order to scale up effective, sustainable and comprehensive eye health care through the expansion and intensification of "VISION 2020: the Right to Sight" in the Region for the period ...
    • Vision 2020: The right to sight 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2001‎, SEA-Ophthal-118)‏
    • Voyage towards health 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏1980)‏
    • WASH in schools: from steps to strides 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2014‎, SEA-EH-582)‏
      The Fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (‏SACOSAN V)‏ as held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 22-24 October 2013. Technical sessions on 10 thematic areas including school sanitation were discussed at the conference. To facilitate discussions on school sanitation, the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia and UNICEF/Regional Office South Asia jointly supported a systematic review and analysis of the various enabling environments such as policies, strategies, programmes, and resource allocations that are in place in the eight SAARC countries for ...
    • Water quality study. A report 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2010‎, SEA-EH-569)‏
      From November 2009 until April 2010 a water quality study was conducted in four districts of Timor-Leste namely Lautem, Covalima, Alieu and Dili. The objective was to gather information necessary for finalization of the Water Quality Monitoring guidelines including development of Water Quality Standards. The study was very useful in understanding the water quality situation in the country and in selecting the parameters that need regular monitoring. Several physical, chemical and bacteriological parameters were tested under the study. The results ...
    • Water safety plans 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2010‎, SEA-EH-564)‏
      Water Safety Plans (‏WSP)‏ offer the most cost-effective and protective means of assuring a consistent supply of safe drinking water from source to user. The World Health Organization is providing assistance to Member countries of the South-East Asia Region to develop Water Safety Plans according to their needs. Most Member countries have initiated action and are determined to improve the quality of drinking water and thereby reduce the burden of water-borne illnesses. The Ministry of Health, Timor-Leste, in collaboration with the WHO Country Office ...
    • Water, sanitation, and health advisory group, South-East Asia region 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2002‎, SEA-EH-539)‏
    • We can do it - TOGETHER - community engagement for TB in SEAR 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2012‎, SEA-TB-340)‏