Regional update – Asia and the Pacific
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
1-5 October 2018
A. Situational context including new developments
WHO handed over kits consisting of essential medicines and medical supplies for 20 000 people for a period of 3 months to the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan. The kits, delivered on 13 September 2018, will help the Ministry of Health and local health authorities respond to the needs of the population in case of high-risk hazards including earthquakes and flash floods. The kits will be distributed to the northern and southern regions of the country.
Emergency risk communication (ERC) is a vital public health intervention. It can save lives during emergency situations and, as such, should be considered an investment in people’s health, safety and security.
Starting today, a new package is available to guide countries of the Region in establishing systems and plans for effective ERC tailored to their specific contexts. The package is the result of a pioneering project launched by WHO/Europe in March 2017.
The pilot phase
In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.
A two-week training course on first aid and evacuation of wounded started on 5 March 2018 in Dushanbe. The course is organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe as part of its programme on the disposal of explosive ordnance.
In 2017, the ICRC continued to help to improve the treatment and conditions of detainees in the penitentiary system throughout Kyrgyztan.
This also included tuberculosis treatment in three penal institutions. Together with the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan, we provided first aid training to local communities. The ICRC experts provided a specialized training on dead body management for national authorities.
Highlights of our work in Kyrgyzstan between January and December 2017.
DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE
WHO is to release a new report that will provide targeted recommendations on enhancing hospital safety and disaster preparedness in Kyrgyzstan.
The report is based on an assessment of the safety of the country’s hospital system as a whole. The assessment identified weaknesses and informed remedial measures to strengthen hospital readiness and response as part of the national disaster preparedness strategy and related interventions.
Children in the Central Asia and South Caucasus sub-regions are vulnerable to poorly mitigated natural hazards, under-resourced social services, and weak governance and protection, despite the middle-income status of these countries. More than 80 per cent of children in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan live in areas of high or very high seismic risk, and 87 per cent of schools in Kyrgyzstan assessed for seismic risk are unsafe. The unfinished child health agenda includes tackling stunting rates as high as 30 per cent and related risks.
A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster
This report synthesizes the findings of 15 WFP operation evaluations, conducted between mid-2016 and mid-2017. It is the fourth and final Synthesis in the operation evaluations series. Operations had combined requirements of over USD 2 billion, directly targeted over 19 million beneficiaries and were implemented in vulnerable and volatile contexts.
573 Armenia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Kyrgyzstan certified malaria-free
578 Malaria elimination: report from the inaugural global forum of countries with potential to eliminate malaria by 2020
586 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-August 2017
573 Arménie, Maldives, Sri Lanka et Kirghizistan certifiés exempts de paludisme
578 Elimination du paludisme: rapport du forum mondial inaugural des pays en mesure d’éliminer le paludisme d’ici à 2020
Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease
WHO/Europe, in collaboration with partners, has developed a blueprint for a people-centred model of tuberculosis (TB) care that shifts care closer to people and communities. This entails moving towards ambulatory treatment and care, strengthening services involving primary care, and better integrating care across various providers, levels and settings within health systems.
Twenty-three health professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were trained on management and coordination of large-scale emergencies that require a response from medical teams. This is the first Emergency Medical Team (EMT) training for this part of the WHO European Region and took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on 16–17 May 2017.
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.
Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030
During January, February, March and April 2017, the ICRC delegation in Kyrgyzstan continued assisting victims of violence, visiting detainees and providing improved access to basic health care. We also helped the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan boost its capacity to respond to violence and other emergencies, to restore family links and to promote fundamental humanitarian values
Here is an overview of our work from January to April 2017.
Improving the treatment of detainees:
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster