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A decade of progress towards better health - WHO in the Western Pacific Region 2009-2018


vi, 51 p.

This report presents WHO Western Pacific Region's progress over the period of 2009-2018 towards better health for the more than 1.9 billion people of this dynamic but disaster-prone Region, and WPRO's efforts to ensure their future health and well-being.

In the past decade, the Region has seen significant improvements in maternal and child health and in the battle against a range of communicable diseases, from hepatitis and HIV to malaria and tuberculosis.

Real progress has also been achieved in the fight against the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and major strides have been taken in improving health security and health systems.

The report also summarizes WHO organizational reforms in the Western Pacific Region, aimed at making it an Organization that better delivers on the needs and priorities of Member States.