In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.
The East Asia Region is preparing to join the HIV global alliance with alliances in both China and Mongolia. Preparations began when the Federation participated in a meeting in Bangkok, followed by a visit from the secretariat's special representative to the secretary-general, to the national societies to discuss the potential of establishing such an alliance. The East Asia partnership meeting provided an opportunity for all partners to discuss this in more detail.
The regional delegation continued to support other health-related initiatives through translation of resource materials, conducting surveys and mapping activities, and preparing a public health in emergencies workshop to be held in May.
Likewise, the disaster management programme included a series of workshops that built capacity in the region on vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) in DPRK and a disaster preparedness (logistic) workshop for the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC). Information sharing, exchange visits and support to the national societies in disaster relief and preparedness management also continued in the first months of 2007.
The Red Cross activities and profile have been highlighted through a series of public events organized by the regional communications delegate, including a large donation for Africa by some Chinese bicycle manufacturers.
Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 28,718,784 (USD 23,987,298 or EUR 17,359,596) out of which 65%
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Federation Regional Delegation in China: Mr. Alistair Henley (Head of East Asia Regional Delegation); email@example.com; phone: +86.10.65327162, fax: +86.10.65327166
Federation Secretariat in Geneva: Ms. Ewa Eriksson (Regional officer, Asia Pacific department); email:firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +41227304252; fax: +41.22.7330395