WHO in South-East Asia

Administration and Finance

The main responsibility of the Department of Administration and Finance is to provide support to the Regional Office and offices of the WHO representatives in 11 Member Countries of the South-East Asia Region in the areas of human resources, budget and financial management, informatics systems management, administrative services, procurement of supplies and equipment for projects, legal advice and staff security.

The Department facilitates and supports the work of the whole Region, and at the same time ensures fulfilment of its obligations towards Member Countries and donors in respect of efficient management of resources in a transparent manner with accountability.

In addition to the above, from the managerial point of view, the Department also has responsibility in the area of Governing Bodies, and deals with administrative and logistical support to the Health Ministers' Meeting, Health Secretaries' Meeting, Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management, and Regional Committees.