Sixty-third session

The sixty-third session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific will be held from 24 to 28 September 2012 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

News releases

Contact information

WHO Regional Committee Secretariat Office
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
United Nations Avenue
1000 Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila, Philippines
Tel. no. : (+63 2) 528-8001; 303-1000
Fax no. : (+63 2) 521-1036; 526-0279; 526-0362

Media registration

Journalists are welcome to cover the session of the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Accreditation is required.

Journalists should write to the WHO Public Information Office at with the following information:

  • Name:
  • News organization:
  • Contact information:
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    • Telephone:
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    • Web address:

Journalists who plan to travel to Hanoi can both seek accreditation and reserve a discounted hotel room (depending on availability) online at:

Media badges will be presented at the meeting site at the Melia Hanoi Hotel.

WHO experts will be available for interviews about the health topics that will be covered in Hanoi, including the rising prevalence of noncommunicable diseases, violence and injury prevention, neglected tropical diseases, tobacco control, malaria and artemisinin resistance, HIV prevention and treatment, measles elimination, the health-related Millennium Development Goals and health financing.