• Information for participants for RC69 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎2016-09)‎
    • SEA-RC69-5: Programme budget matters: implementation of programme budget 2016-2017 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA-RC69-5, 2016-08-31)‎
      This Working Paper provides information on the implementation status of the Programme Budget 2016–2017. It covers both technical and financial aspects of implementation. The approved Programme Budget for the WHO South-East Asia Region for the period 2016–2017 is US$ 365.1 million (‎allocated budget US$ 367.3)‎. The total distributed resources as on 09 August 2016 are US$ 206.6 million; and implementation (‎expenditure)‎ stands at US$ 88.9 million, which is 24% of the allocated Budget and 43% of the distributed resources. Funds utilization (‎encumbrances ...
    • SEA/RC69/10: International Health Regulations post-2016 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/10, 2016-07)‎
      The IHR Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (‎2005)‎ in the Ebola Outbreak and Response presented its recommendations to the WHO Director-General at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly. A summary of the recommendations are listed below: 1. Implement rather than amend the International Health Regulations (‎IHR)‎ 2005. 2. Develop a Global Strategic Plan to improve public health preparedness and response. 3. Finance IHR implementation, including supporting the Global Strategic Plan. 4. Increase awareness of the IHR, ...
    • SEA/RC69/11: Ending preventable maternal and child mortality 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/11, 2016-07)‎
      There has been a significant decline in child mortality in the South-East Asia Region over the past few decades, from 118/1000 live births in 1990 to 43/1000 live births in 2015, or a decline of about 64% while the regional maternal mortality ratio (‎MMR)‎ declined from 525 to 164 per 100 000 live births, a reduction of about 69%. Over the same period, neonatal mortality has declined less rapidly from 53/1000 live births to 24/1000 live births. These declines in mortality, however, narrowly miss the MDG targets of 75% (‎three fourths)‎ reduction in ...
    • SEA/RC69/12: Time-bound elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (‎NTDs)‎ 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/12, 2016-07)‎
      More than a billion people across the world, mostly living in the low- and lower-middle-income countries, are affected by neglected tropical diseases (‎NTDs)‎. At least one NTD is endemic in each of the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region. The Region bears the second highest burden of these debilitating infections in the world. WHO’s NTD roadmap, endorsed by the World Health Assembly resolution titled “Neglected tropical diseases” (‎WHA66.12)‎, has identified specific NTDs with the aim to control, eliminate and, in select few cases, ...
    • SEA/RC69/13: The Decade for Health Workforce Strengthening in the SEA Region 2015–2024: First review of progress, challenges and opportunities 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/13, 2016-07)‎
      In 2014, Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region agreed to the “Decade for Strengthening Human Resources for Health in SEA Region 2015–2024”. The same year, the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia endorsed resolution SEA-RC67-R6 on “Strengthening Health Workforce Education and Training in the Region”. The resolution requested the Regional Director to support Member States in the implementation of the Regional Strategy on Health Workforce Education and Training in the SEA Region 2014–2019; and to report on progress with health ...
    • SEA/RC69/14: Emergency Reform 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/14, 2016-07)‎
      In response to the evaluations conducted after the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in 2014 and recommendations of the several advisory groups called by the Director-General, WHO’s reforms on its work in emergency management were implemented. These major evaluations conducted include: (‎i)‎ the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, USA, (‎ii)‎ Harvard School of Public Health and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, (‎iii)‎ Stocking Report and (‎iv)‎ Advisory Group on Emergency Reform. The discussions also touched on the IHR Review ...
    • SEA/RC69/15: Promoting physical activity in the South–East Asia Region 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/15, 2016-07)‎
      Insufficient physical activity (‎PA)‎ is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality with approximately 3.2 million annual deaths and 69.3 million DALYs (‎disability-adjusted life years)‎ lost each year globally. Inadequate PA leads to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety. The prevalence of inadequate physical activity among adolescents aged 11–17 years has reached alarming levels globally with 78% of adolescent boys and 84% of girls reporting ...
    • SEA/RC69/16Rev.3: Strategic action plan to reduce the double burden of malnutrition in the South-East Asia Region 2016-2025 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/16Rev.3, 2016-07)‎
      Malnutrition in all its forms threatens human development. Both undernutrition and overweight and obesity throughout the life course are public health problems in the WHO South-East Asia Region, affecting Member States to varying degrees. Undernutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies, contributes to about 45% of preventable deaths of children under five years of age annually, while overweight resulting from unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyle underpins high rates of noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ in Member States. Therefore, urgent ...
    • SEA/RC69/17: Migration and Health 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/17, 2016-07)‎
      One in every seven people living in the world today is either an international or an internal migrant during the time of both war and peace. Over the past years, Governing Bodies of WHO and several global consultations had addressed the issues related to migration and health at various forums. The recent refugee crises on an unprecedented scale globally have posed serious questions on the limitations of the global and national health frameworks to address the issue and re-energized discussions on this topic. The attached Working Paper ...
    • SEA/RC69/18: Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/18SEA/RC69/18 Add.1SEA/RC69/18 Add.2SEA/RC69/18 Add.3, 2016-07)‎
      Progress reports on the following selected Regional Committee resolutions are covered in this document: 1. Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development (‎CEWG)‎: Financing and Coordination (‎SEA/RC65/R3)‎ 2. Challenges in polio eradication (‎SEA/RC60/R8)‎ 3. South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‎SEARHEF)‎ (‎SEA/RC60/R7)‎ 4. Capacity building of Member States in global health (‎SEA/RC63/R6)‎ 5. 2012: Year of Intensification of routine Immunization in the South-East Asia Region: Framework for Increasing and Sustaining Coverage ...
    • SEA/RC69/19: Key issues arising out of the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly and the 138th and 139th Sessions of the WHO Executive Board 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/19, 2016-07)‎
      The attached working paper highlights, from the perspective of the WHO South-East Asia Region, the most important and relevant resolutions endorsed by the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (‎held on 23–28 May 2016)‎ and the 138th and 139th sessions of the Executive Board (‎held on 25–30 January 2016 and 30–31 May 2016, respectively)‎. These resolutions are deemed to have important implications for the South-East Asia Region and merit follow-up action by both Member States as well as WHO at the regional and country levels. The background of the selected ...
    • SEA/RC69/20: Review of the Draft Provisional Agenda of the 140th Session of the WHO Executive Board 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/20, 2016-07)‎
      The 140th Session of the WHO Executive Board will be held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 23 January to 1 February 2017. Any proposal from a Member State or Associate Member of WHO to include an item on the Agenda should reach the Director-General of the World Health Organization not later than 12 weeks after the circulation of the Draft Provisional Agenda or 10 weeks before the commencement of the Session of the Executive Board, whichever is earlier. Proposals should, therefore, reach the Director-General by 12 September 2016. The High-Level ...
    • SEA/RC69/21: Review of Regional Committee resolutions 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/21, 2016-07)‎
      The Sixty-eighth session of the Regional Committee in Dili, Timor-Leste, committed to re-examine past resolutions for their relevance and timeliness with a view to decide on a set of criteria and time frame for phasing out resolutions that have already been implemented/acted upon or have outlived their relevance. This is all the more important in view of the streamlining of WHO’s Governance functions to allow greater focus on global and regional priorities in the limited time available at the Governing Body meetings. The Informal Working Group ...
    • SEA/RC69/22: Amendment to the Rules of Procedure of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/22, 2016-07)‎
      The Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in May 2012, in its Decision WHA65(‎9)‎, endorsed the proposals for enhancing the alignment in functioning between the Regional Committees and the Executive Board with the intent to strengthen, streamline and improve the methods of work and roles of the Governing Bodies. The proposals included increasing harmonization across the regional committees in relation to the nomination of Regional Directors, and the review of credentials and participation of Observers. Accordingly, regional committees for the different ...
    • SEA/RC69/23: Management and Governance matters: Status of the SEA Regional Office Building 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/23, 2016-08)‎
      During its Sixty-eighth session in Dili, Timor-Leste, in September 2015, the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia reviewed and noted the preliminary report on the status of the South-East Asia Regional Office (‎SEARO)‎ Building in New Delhi, India. In response to the concerns raised, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India invited the Central Public Works Department (‎CPWD)‎ to perform a comprehensive analysis of the facilities. CPWD had constructed the SEARO Main Building and Confernce Hall Block more than 50 years ...
    • SEA/RC69/24: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ – Report on attendance at JCB in 2016 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎2016-07)‎
      The Joint Coordinating Board (‎JCB)‎ of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases Research (‎TDR)‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme and is responsible for its overall policy and strategy. This Working Paper describes the background and composition of the JCB TDR. At present, Maldives represents the WHO South-East Asia Region under paragraph 2.2.2 of the memorandum of understanding until 31 December 2018, and there are two Member States from the Region (‎India and Thailand)‎ who represent a joint constituency ...
    • SEA/RC69/25: UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (‎HRP)‎: Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ – Report on attendance at PCC in 2016 and nomination of a member in place of Timor-Leste whose term expires on 31 December 2016 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/25, 2016-07)‎
      The Policy and Coordination Committee (‎PCC)‎ acts as the governing body of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction. At present, there are three Member States from the WHO South-East Asia Region (‎Indonesia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste)‎ that are Members of PCC in Category 2, while India continues to be a Member of PCC in Category 1. Since the term of office of Timor-Leste ends on 31 December 2016, representatives of the High-Level Preparatory (‎HLP)‎ Meeting were requested to consider electing one of the ...
    • SEA/RC69/26 - Time and place of future sessions of the Regional Committee 

      Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization (‎SEA/RC69/26, 2016-09)‎