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Report of the global meeting of national leprosy programme managers: report of the meeting, New Delhi, India, 23-25 Nov 2015
The global meeting of national leprosy programme managers was part of a consultation process organized by WHO's Global Leprosy Programme (GLP) to review the current leprosy situation and discuss new technology and knowledge available to address the leprosy problem worldwide in order to finalize the Global Leprosy Strategy, 2016-2020. Representatives of 45 national leprosy and experts in relevant fields participated in the deliberations. The meeting participants agreed on the Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020 'Accelerating towards a leprosy-free ...
South-East Asia regional technical working group meeting on Tuberculosis, report of the sixth meeting, Male, Republic of Maldives, 12-13 April 2016
The South-East Asia Regional TB Technical Working Group (TWG) provides guidance to the WHO Secretariat on appropriate strategies and inerventions for TB care and prevention in countries of the Region. The sixth TWG meeting reviewed progress and identified challenges and constraints in implementing activities, based on recommendations of the TWG meeting in 2014, in countries of the Region. It also discussed the new End TB Strategy and the Regional Strategic Plan 2016-2020 to provide guidance on applying revised WHO policies and guidelines for a ...
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 ...
Strengthening health systems response to address noncommunicable disases in the South-East Asia Region
Noncommunicable disesaes, which include cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease, are the leading cause of death in the South-East Asia Region accounting for an estimated 8.5 million deaths each year. Prevention and control of NCDs require a set of actions. Clinical interventions for those at risk of NCDs and for people living with NCDs is an important and cirtical part of the national NCD response. Health-care systems in Member States in SEAR are not adequaterly organized to manage the NCD burden resulting from ...
Prevention and Control of Rabies in SAARC Countries: Report of the workshop Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11-13 August 2015
More than 1.5 billion people are at risk of rabies, a disease of public health importance in the SAARC Region. SAARC member countries bear 45% of the global burden of human rabies. More than 95% of human rabies in the region is attributed to dog bites. In this backdrop, a workshop on prevention and control of rabies in SAARC Region was organized in Colombo in August 2015. It was attended by representatives from seven SAARC countries, the SAARC Secretariat, World Health Organization, OIE, FAO, Global Alliance for Rabies Control, ...