Wednesday, September 16, 2015

From the Fourth Day Session... 10 September 2015

Technical Discussions
- Consideration of the recommendations on strengthening community-based health-care services
- Selection of a subject for the Technical Discussions to be held prior to the Sixty-ninth session of the Regional Committee
Governing body matters
- Key issues arising out of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly and the 136th and 137th sessions of the WHO Executive Board
- Review of the Draft Provisional Agenda of the 138th session of the WHO Executive Board
- Review of Regional Committee resolutions
- Elective posts for governing body meetings
Management and governance matters
- Status of SEA Regional Office building
Special Programmes
- UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) – Report on attendance at JCB in 2015
- 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 2015 and nomination of a member in place of Maldives whose term expires on 31 December 2015
- Time and place of future sessions of the Regional Committee
Side event*: GAVI Session
A Side event (parallel session) on GAVI will be held during lunch time (12:30 -1:30 pm)


Next year, the 69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia will be held in Sri Lanka.
In 2017, The 70th Session will be in Maldives.
- WHO TDR Implementation research toolkit
The toolkit is designed to aid the understanding of implementation research - a type of research conducted in real life settings with a view to scaling up interventions and improving access to them. There are 6 core modules to identify bottlenecks and barriers, engage stakeholders, formulate appropriate research questions, manage data collection, disseminate findings and conduct monitoring and evaluation. It is available as a workbook, with a facilitators’ guide and slides for teaching.
The video and toolkit were produced by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, a co-sponsored programme of UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (where it is based). Full information on the toolkit is available here:
- The response to the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: the value of preparedness
Thanks to the preparations Nepal’s government had made with support from WHO and its partners, when the earthquake struck on 25 April, health services kept functioning in many areas that had been affected. But the country still has great needs – including facing the threat of communicable disease outbreaks and avalanches – and requires continued international support.

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