Department of communicable diseases, profile and vision, 2012
AbstractWith the understanding that health action must primarily occur at the country level, WHO initiatives in communicable diseases control, elimination and eradication are in support of, and guided by, national priorities and needs. These include technical support for formulation of national policy and strategy as well as in programme planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. WHO initiatives at the regional level focus on normative functions such as development of guidelines, best practice approaches, and training materials; providing a forum for information exchange and sharing of country experiences; advocacy; and mobilizing rapid response to disease outbreaks and health emergencies when needed. As the threat of communicable diseases increases, this profile highlights the work of the Department of communicable Diseases in the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). Department of communicable diseases, profile and vision, 2012. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204953