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UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) – Report on attendance at JCB in 2017 (SEA/RC70/17, 2017)The Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) of the WHO 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 paper describes the background and composition of JCB TDR. Currently, Maldives represents the WHO South-East Asia Region until 31 December 2018 under category 2.2.2 of the Memorandum of Understanding, and there are two Member States from the Region (India and Thailand) that are members of JCB under category 2.2.1 ...
(SEA/RC70/10, 2017)Major vector-borne diseases account for an estimated 17% of the global burden of all infectious diseases, and disproportionately affect poor populations. These diseases impede economic development through direct medical costs and indirect costs such as loss of productivity and impact on tourism. The WHO South-East Asia Region bears the highest burden of some of the vector-borne diseases such as malaria and lymphatic filariasis and is among the highest burden for dengue. The Region is also reporting Zika virus disease and is at risk of introduction ...
(SEA/RC70/24, 2018)The Regional Committee for South-East Asia is the World Health Organization’s governing body in the South-East Asia Region, with representatives from all 11 Member States of the Region. It meets in September every year to review progress in health development in the Region, formulate resolutions on health issues for the Member States, as well as to consider the regional implications of World Health Assembly resolutions, among others. This report summarizes the discussions of the Seventieth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East ...
The Work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region, Report of the Regional Director, 1 January-31 December 2016 (SEA-RC70-2, 2017-08)This report describes the work of the World Health Organization in the South-East Asia Region during the period 1 January - 31 December 2016. It highlights the achievements in public health and WHO's contribution to achieving the Organization's strategic objectives through collaborative activities. This report will be useful for all those interested in health development in the Region.