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Drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene in the Western Pacific Region : opportunities and challenges in the SDG era 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2018)
The Sustainable Development Goals initiated in 2015 by the UN member states aim to achieve universal coverage with safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) by 2030. This book provides urgently needed baseline ...

Regional strategy and plan of action for measles and rubella elimination in the Western Pacific 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2018)
The Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Measles and Rubella Elimination in the Western Pacific was endorsed by the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee in 2017. This document was developed, in consultation with ...

Regional action framework on improving hospital planning and management in the Western Pacific 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Hospitals are essential part of service delivery and core to advancing universal health coverage and achieving the health targets in the sustainable development goals. It is often the first point-of-care contact and shape ...

Regional action plan for tobacco control in the Western Pacific (2020-2030) : working towards a healthy, tobacco-free Region 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Tobacco kills more than 3 million people a year in the Western Pacific Region. Tobacco's toll on the health of the population in the Region translates into significant health-care costs, a considerable burden on health ...

Regional action framework on protecting children from the harmful impact of food marketing in the Western Pacific 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Rapid economic growth, urbanization and globalization have changed the food system in the Region, making inexpensive processed foods more available and accessible. Now more than ever, children are being exposed to potential ...

Better laws for better health : Western Pacific regional action agenda on strengthening legal frameworks for health in the Sustainable Development Goals 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Legal frameworks - instruments of law and the institutions responsible for putting them into effect - are essential to advance universal health coverage and achieve health in the Sustainable Development Goals. This Action ...

Preparing for large-scale community transmission of COVID-19 : guidance for countries and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020. The situation continues to evolve rapidly in China and internationally, and further spread ...

Western Pacific regional action agenda on regulatory strengthening, convergence and cooperation for medicines and the health workforce 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
Strengthening regulatory systems for medicines and the health workforce - both at the national level and across national borders - can be implemented most effectively through the cooperative efforts of Member States and ...

Regional action framework for control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases in the Western Pacific 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
The Regional Action Framework for Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Western Pacific was endorsed by the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee in 2018. With the unprecedented achievements ...

WHO Western Pacific regional action plan for the response to large-scale community outbreaks of COVID-19 

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2020)
This Regional Action Plan has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office and country offices of the Western Pacific to support countries and areas in the Region to mitigate the public health ...