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The Work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region Report of the Regional Director 1 July 2008–31 August 2009 Highlights of the Work of in the South-East.

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2 The Work of WHO in the South-East Asia Region

3 Report of the Regional Director 1 July 2008–31 August 2009 Highlights of the Work of in the South-East Asia Region

4 Member States maintained progress Health in South-East Asia

5 Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 New challenges emerged

6 Health impact Climate change Global economic downturn

7 Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

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10 Communicable Diseases

11 Tuberculosis Global targets of 70% case detection achieved in 9 countries

12 Tuberculosis Prevalence reduced Mortality declined

13 Malaria Mortality reduced slightly

14 Malaria challenges Drug resistance Containment of newly emerged artemisinin resistance

15 Avian influenza Number of reported human cases significantly decreased

16 Leprosy Two countries have yet to achieve the global elimination target

17 Kala-azar Decline in incidence Case fatality marginally increased

18 Yaws The Region set to achieve eradication target

19 Cholera and Diarrhoea Outbreaks of acute watery diarrhoea with significant fatality reported

20 Noncommunicable diseases Cause of 54% of all deaths in the Region

21 Noncommunicable diseases Emphasis on preventive measures.

22 Noncommunicable diseases WHO training package pilot tested

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24 Tobacco Tobacco use kills nearly 1.2 million people annually in the Region

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26 Family and Community health Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5

27 Primary Health Care Urgent need for scaling up maternal and child health services

28 Neonatal mortality continues to pose a challenge Neonatal mortality

29 Immunization Low coverage

30 Increase in global food prices Increase in food prices threatens food security

31 Iodine Deficiency Disorders Impact of Iodine Deficiency Disorders on growth and development

32 Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments Country capacity building

33 Occupational health Community-based occupational health services

34 Protecting human health from Climate Change

35 Indoor air pollution Indoor air pollution kills children under five annually in the Region

36 Primary Health Care

37 Use of herbal medicines

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40 Information Management Two new libraries established in Bhutan and Timor- Leste

41 Network of Medical Councils

42 Health workers Trained community health volunteers Increasing community based health workers Regional Strategy on Health Workforce

43 Health Ministers Meeting New Delhi Declaration

44 Regional Committee

45 Regional budget 81% voluntary contributions

46 Strengthening country capacity Long term sustainable health development

47 WHO workers in the field

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