Publications and information resources


Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Action Agenda on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Western Pacific Region

    The Action Agenda for Antimicrobial Resistance in the Western Pacific Region was endorsed at the sixty-fifth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific. The regional action agenda calls for action oriented implementation steps with key indicators to contain antimicrobial resistance.

Expanded programme on immunization

  • Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

    The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) ― endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012 ― is a framework to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities.

Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response

  • Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED, 2010)

    The Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED, 2010) is a common strategic framework for countries and areas of the region to strengthen their capacity to manage and respond to emerging disease threats. Building on the achievements of the original APSED (2005), the updated APSED (2010) is intended to further support progress towards meeting the obligations under the international Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) and consolidate gains already made in establishing collective regional public health security.
  • IHR International Health Regulations (2005) Second edition 2008

    In response to the exponential increase in international travel and trade, and emergence and reemergence of international disease threats and other health risks, 194 countries across the globe have agreed to implement the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR). This binding instrument of international law entered into force on 15 June 2007.
  • WHO estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases

    The report presents the first global and regional estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases. The large disease burden from food highlights the importance of food safety, particularly in Africa, South-East Asia and other regions.
  • Emergency response framework

    WHO has an essential role to play in supporting Member States to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. WHO also has obligations to the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) as Health Cluster Lead Agency, to the International Health Regulations (2005) and to other international bodies and agreements related to emergency response.

Health and environment

  • Ambient Air Pollution: A Global Assessment of Exposure and Burden of Disease

    To date, air pollution – both ambient (outdoor) and household (indoor) – is the biggest environmental risk to health, carrying responsibility for about one in every nine deaths annually. Ambient (outdoor) air pollution alone kills around 3 million people each year, mainly from noncommunicable diseases.

HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, blood safety

  • Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV 2016–2021 – Towards ending AIDS, June 2016

    The strategy builds on the extraordinary public health achievements made in the global HIV response since WHO launched the Special Programme on AIDS in 1986. It continues the momentum generated by the Millennium Development Goals and the universal access commitments. The strategy positions the health sector response to HIV as being critical to the achievement of universal health coverage – one of the key health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis 2016-2021, June 2016

    This is the first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, a strategy that contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It covers the first six years of the post-2015 health agenda, 2016–2021, building on the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Infection: Framework for Global Action, and on two resolutions on viral hepatitis adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2010 and in 2014.

Health systems development

  • Guiding health systems development in the Western Pacific

    This Summary Report, Guiding Health System Development in the Western Pacific: Summary of a Review on the Use and Utility of Six Regional Health System Strategies, emerges from a comprehensive Review that has been conducted to provide feedback to the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific on the collective use and utility of the six health system strategies and action frameworks to Member States, regional partners and the WHO Secretariat.
  • WHO Global Strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030

    In May 2014, the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA67.24 on Follow-up of the Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health: renewed commitments towards universal health coverage. In paragraph 4 of that resolution, Member States requested the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop and submit a new global strategy for human resources for health (HRH) for consideration by the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.
  • WHO Service Delivery and Safety

    The WHO Service Delivery and Safety Department exists to help countries move towards universal health coverage by building and strengthening health systems that provide quality services based on the needs of people and communities.

Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases

  • Strategy for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion (2015-2030)

    In close consultation with member countries, the WHO Regional Offices for South-East Asia and the Western Pacific have developed a malaria elimination strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion, where emerging antimalarial multidrug resistance, including resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapies, is threatening recent gains. The elimination strategy is fully aligned with the “Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030”, which was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2015. As the first subregional document that effectively operationalizes the global strategy, it is a prime example of partnership and collaboration, with six countries, WHO (two regional offices, country offices and headquarters) and multiple development partners joining forces to fight a common threat.
  • World Malaria Report 2016

    The "World Malaria Report 2016" draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations. This year's report tracks progress towards the 2020 malaria goals of the "Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030". It offers an in-depth analysis of trends in malaria control and elimination at global, regional and country levels.

Maternal and child health

  • Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents Health 2016-2030

    The new Global Strategy aims to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for all women, children and adolescents, transform the future and ensure that every newborn, mother and child not only survives, but thrives. Updated through a process of collaboration with stakeholders led by WHO, the Strategy builds on the success of the 2010 Strategy and its Every Woman Every Child movement, which helped accelerate the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals and will act as a platform to put women, children and adolescents at the heart of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Action Plan to Reduce the Double Burden of Malnutrition in the Western Pacific Region (2015-2020)

    In the Western Pacific, our Member States are beset by the double burden of malnutrition. The problem starts early. Undernutrition contributes to 187 000 preventable deaths of children under 5 years of age. Another 11.6 million children are stunted and 4.7 million underweight. At the same time, more than 6.7 million children under 5 are overweight. Nearly 60% of adolescents are overweight in some parts of the Region, such as Pacific island countries.

Noncommunicable diseases

  • World report on disability, 2011

    About 15% of the world's population lives with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning. The global disability prevalence is higher than previous WHO estimates, which date from the 1970s and suggested a figure of around 10%. This global estimate for disability is on the rise due to population ageing and the rapid spread of chronic diseases, as well as improvements in the methodologies used to measure disability.


  • Global TB Report 2016

    WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the context of recommended global TB strategies and targets endorsed by WHO’s Member States and broader development goals set by the United Nations.

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