This annual report of the Regional Director is the first to reflect the new structure of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. The main body of the report is organized according to the four themes that now guide WHO's work in the Region: Combating communicable diseases, Building healthy communities and populations, Health sector development and Reaching out. These themes are further broken down into 17 focuses. For each area of the Organization's work, the report presents the major issues, WHO's response, results, analysis and the Organization's plans for the future. A statistical annex is also included.
The report covers a period with some landmark events, among them the establishment of the Stop TB in the Western Pacific special project, as requested by the Regional Committee at its fiftieth session. It is hoped that the report will provide not only a record of WHO's work in the Western Pacific Region, but also a summary of the health situation in the Region.
Further information on the work of WHO in the Western Pacific Region can be found by visiting the following website: http://www.wpro.who.int/
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