• Building health systems resilience to climate change 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/3)‏
      Health is sensitive to climate change. The risks to health from climate change include mortality and morbidity due to extreme heat, injuries and mortality due to extreme weather events, vector- and waterborne diseases due to changes in the ecosystem, respiratory diseases due to increased emissions, and mental health and nutritional issues. Health-care facilities are also vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. A well-prepared and responsive health system is crucial for preventing and minimizing the health risks posed by climate ...
    • Decisions 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 70 (‏2017)‏
    • Governing Body matters: Review of the Draft Provisional Agenda of the 142nd Session of the WHO Executive Board 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/15)‏
      The 142nd Session of the WHO Executive Board will be held at WHO headquarters in Geneva from 22 to 27 January 2018. Any proposal from Member States or Associate Members 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 21 September 2017. The High-Level ...
    • Hepatitis 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/7)‏
      Scientific advances and breakthroughs, coupled with global solidarity and commitment, have reversed the trend for most communicable diseases but not for viral hepatitis, an infection that is preventable and yet continues to exact a large toll on human lives. Chronic hepatitis B and C claim almost 1.34 million lives each year globally. In the South-East Asia Region, viral hepatitis led to 410 000 deaths in 2015, more than all deaths due to HIV and malaria put together. With 49 million people estimated to be chronically infected with hepatitis B ...
    • Implementing and monitoring the Delhi call for action to end TB in the WHO South- East Asia Region by 2030 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 70 (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/R4)‏
    • Information for participants 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017)‏
    • Key issues arising out of the Seventieth World Health Assembly and the 140th and 141st Sessions of the WHO Executive Board 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/14)‏
      The attached working paper highlights, from the perspective of the WHO South-East Asia Region, the most important and relevant resolutions endorsed by the Seventieth World Health Assembly (‏held on 22–31 May 2017)‏ and the 140th and 141st Sessions of the WHO Executive Board (‏held on 23 January–1 February 2017 and 1–2 June 2017, 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 ...
    • Male declaration on building health systems resilience to climate change 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 70 (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/R1)‏
    • Management and Governance matters: Status of the SEA Regional Office Building 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017-08‎, SEA/RC70/16)‏
      Comprehensive background information on the status of the WHO South-East Asia Regional Office Building in New Delhi, India, was presented to the Sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in September 2016. This was a follow-up review exercise of the preliminary building report submitted at the previous session held in Dili, Timor Leste, in September 2015. Regional Committee Decision SEA/RC69(‏3)‏ noted the urgent need for the Regional Office to move to temporary premises pending the establishment ...
    • Programme Budget 2018–2019 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 70 (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/R2)‏
    • Programme Budget matters: Draft Concept Note on the Thirteenth WHO General Programme of Work 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017-08‎, SEA/RC70/21)‏
      The Programme Budget 2018–2019 is the last biennium which will be guided by the Twelfth General Programme of Work, and preparations are underway for the Thirteenth General Programme of Work (‏GPW)‏ 2019–2023 which has to be launched in 2018 to provide the strategic vision for the next five years. The Thirteenth GPW will take into account the new leadership priorities of the Director-General and the operational challenges faced at the country level. WHO’s vision is “A world in which all people attain the highest possible level of health” and the ...
    • Programme Budget matters: Programme Budget 2016–2017: Implementation and mid-term review 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017-08‎, SEA/RC70/4SEA/RC70/4 Inf.Doc.1)‏
      This working paper provides information on the implementation status of the Programme Budget 2016–2017. It covers both the 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. Of this, US$ 282.9 million is the Base Budget, US$ 77 million for polio and US$ 5.2 million for Outbreak and Crisis Response (‏OCR)‏. The revised (‏allocated)‏ Programme Budget as on 8 August 2017 is US$ 374.4 million. The Operational Budget as per approved workplans ...
    • Programme Budget matters: Programme Budget 2018–2019 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/5)‏
      The Programme Budget 2018–2019 approved by the Seventieth World Health Assembly is to be the primary instrument for expressing the full scope of work of the Organization, along with the roles and responsibilities of all levels of the Organization (‏country offices, regional offices and headquarters)‏. It will be the basis for the detailed 2018–2019 operational planning that has already been initiated, as well as the basis for reporting, evaluating and accountability. The attached working paper discusses the Approved Programme Budget and the ongoing ...
    • Progress reports on selected Regional Committee resolutions 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/13)‏
      Progress reports on the following selected Regional Committee resolutions are covered in this document: 1. Expanding the scope of the South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund (‏SEARHEF)‏ (‏SEA/R69/R6)‏ 2. Challenges in polio eradication (‏SEA/RC60/R8)‏ 3. Measles elimination and rubella/congenital rubella syndrome control (‏SEA/RC66/R5)‏ 4. Antimicrobial resistance (‏SEA/RC68/R3)‏ 5. Patient safety contributing to sustainable universal health coverage (‏SEA/RC68/R4)‏ 6. South-East Asia Regional Action Plan to Implement Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful ...
    • Resolution of thanks 

      Regional Committee for South-East Asia, 70 (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/R5)‏
    • Road safety 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/11)‏
      Road traffic injuries constitute a major public health burden with significant consequences on mortality and morbidity, and significant health and socioeconomic costs. Globally nearly 1.2 million people are killed and 50 million injured every year in road traffic crashes, which are the leading cause of death among those aged 15–29 years and rank as the ninth leading cause of death globally. Road traffic injuries kill approximately 316 000 people each year in the WHO South-East Asia Region. This is 25% of the estimated global total of road traffic ...
    • SDGs and progress towards universal health coverage 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/12)‏
      Agenda item 8.6 for the Seventieth Session of the Regional Committee has two sub-items: (‏i)‏ Strengthening primary health care and health workforce, and (‏ii)‏ Annual progress monitoring of UHC and SDGs. Heath is centrally placed in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Universal health coverage (‏UHC)‏ is recognized as a unifying platform for making progress on Sustainable Development Goal 3 for health. The momentum around the SDGs and UHC has created new demands and opportunities for strengthening primary health care. The need for services for ...
    • Tentative Programme for the Seventieth Session of the Regional Committee, Maldives, 6—10 September 2017 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017)‏
    • Time and place of future sessions of the Regional Committee 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017-08‎, SEA/RC70/19)‏
    • Transparency, accountability, monitoring and evaluation 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia (‏2017‎, SEA/RC70/6)‏
      The purpose of this Agenda item is to update Member States on the various initiatives undertaken by the Organization and the South-East Asia (‏SEA)‏ Region to reaffirm and strengthen transparency, accountability, enhanced compliance, risk management and adherence to ethical principles across the Organization. This working paper aims to stimulate deliberation and dialogue among Member States to further strengthen transparency, accountability, monitoring and evaluation within the SEA Region by (‏i)‏ actively engaging Member States at the Regional ...