WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia – Report of the Seventy-first Session
AbstractThe 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 Seventy-first Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia held in New Delhi, India, on 3–7 September 2018. At this session, the Committee reviewed and discussed a number of public health issues relevant and important to the Region, such as malaria, health workforce strengthening and a review of the health of newborns, as well as Programme Budget and Governing Body matters, among others. The Ministerial Roundtable featured a discussion on access to essential medical products in the Region and beyond. The Committee also adopted a number of resolutions and decisions on selected issues, including a resolution on the nomination of the Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, for a second term.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2018). WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia – Report of the Seventy-first Session. World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/310929. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO