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25 Nov 2009 description

Bangkok, Thailand, 25 November 2009

ASEAN, in partnership with the UN and humanitarian partners, mobilised over US$ 88 million to assist Cyclone Nargis survivors with recovery activities at the Post-Nargis and Regional Partnership Conference in Bangkok today.

The conference - co-chaired by Dr Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN and Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - aimed to raise funds to address critical needs for the continuing reconstruction in …

31 Oct 2009 description

To address the critical needs of the survivors of Cyclone Nargis to July 2010


More than one year after Cyclone Nargis killed 140,000 people and affected the lives of some 2.4 million people it is as important as ever to reflect on progress made in both the response and recovery efforts, to reflect on the scale of outstanding, critical humanitarian needs in affected communities, and to take stock of resources " both financial and organizational " available to meet those needs.

14 Oct 2009 description


2009 Asia Pacific Joint Regional Celebrations

United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction and ASEAN Disaster Management Day

Strengthening Regional Cooperation towards Hospitals Safety

14 October 2009

Hospitals and health facilities are in the frontline when floods, hurricanes, cyclones, and earthquakes strike. It has been estimated that, for not integrating disaster risk reduction and safety measures as part of their design, construction and functionality, more than 90,000 hospitals and other health facilities in the world's 49 least …

02 Oct 2009 description

Yangon, Myanmar, 2 October 2009

At the first Recovery Forum meeting held in Yangon today, the Tripartite Core Group (TCG) reviewed the funding situation for post-Nargis recovery activities and decided to hold a post-Nargis Assistance Conference (PONAC) to raise more funds to address critical needs for Cyclone Nargis survivors.

The Recovery Forum is the TCG's strategic arm to discuss policy and strategic issues related to the recovery process. With members from both bilateral and multilateral donors, international and national organizations including UN agencies, Red Cross/Red …

08 May 2009 description

H E. Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand,
Excellencies, the ASEAN Plus Three Health Ministers,

08 May 2009 description

We, the Health Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Japan and Republic of Korea met on 8 May 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, to deliberate on effective measures to prevent and control Influenza A(H1N1) in Asia;

Recalling the Joint Ministerial Statement on the current Poultry Disease Situation made on 28 January 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand, the Joint Ministerial Statement on Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza made on 26 November 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand;

Alarmed by the rapid spread of …

08 May 2009 description

ASEAN efforts to maintain a common defense against the new Influenza A (H1N1) made strong headway today with the adoption of collective regional measures to be undertaken against the disease. The region's initiatives also received full support from its Dialogue Partners - China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

The collective regional measures were adopted by the ASEAN + 3 Health Ministers' Special Meeting on Influenza A (H1N1) held in Bangkok on 8 May 200.

07 May 2009 description

Bangkok, 7 May 2009 - ASEAN could consider establishing the regional development and production of vaccines and antiviral drugs amidst other measures to address pandemic situations in the future. The proposal was made at the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting prior to the ASEAN + 3 Health Ministers' Special Meeting on Influenza A (H1N1) being convened in Bangkok on 7-8 May 2009.

"Vaccines are one of the prime tools in the face of the pandemic, and there is capacity for vaccine production in the ASEAN + 3 region," said Dr.

27 Apr 2009 description

Over the weekend, governments and health authorities worldwide went on the alert brought about by outbreaks of Swine Influenza in humans.

09 Feb 2009 description

Bangkok, 9 February 2009

The Post-Nargis Response and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP), launched today in Bangkok, sets out a three-year framework to guide recovery efforts following the devastating impact of Cyclone Nargis, which hit Myanmar's Delta region on 2 and 3 May 2008.