Strategic framework for the comprehensive control of cancer cervix in South-East Asia Region

With the objective of supporting Member-States to develop or strengthen their national cervical cancer control programmes-through the judicious use of primary prevention (human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination) and secondary prevention (cervical cancer screening) strategies, as well as strengthening treatment and palliative services-the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia has facilitated the development of this Strategic framework for the comprehensive control of cervical cancer in South-East Asia to reduce the burden of the disease in the Region. The framework is based on a situational analysis of Member-States in the South-East Asia Region regarding their preparedness and capacity to introduce new cervical cancer control measures. It has also taken into account emerging scientific evidence related to the new technologies and novel paradigms in cervical cancer screening, as well as the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccines.

Situation of newborn and child health in South-East Asia: progress towards MDG 4

The Situational Analysis is a compilation of factsheets on newborn and child health for the Member States in the South-East Asia Region of WHO. It has been prepared by undertaking an in-depth review of the most recent national household surveys like Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, other national reports, and international data wherever available.

The information covers the demographic indicators, mortality, nutrition status, and coverage of the core interventions for newborn and child health, as well as water and sanitation situation. It also highlights the existing socio-economic disparities in newborn and child health in relation of mortality and intervention coverage levels.

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