Regional Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2008-2012
This Regional Strategic Plan has been developed after wide consultation with countries in the Region and after examining the results of individual country needs and gaps. A face-to-face consultation was held in Penang, Malaysia in November 2007 where 18 countries in the Region participated to discuss the Strategy. During the consultation participating countries discussed their individual action plans and ways of achieving the identified priority objectives. For each priority objective, regional targets were identified and agreed upon and indicators were also identified as guidance to countries. The main goal of the Action Plan is to reduce STI-related morbidity and mortality in the Western Pacific Region. The priority objectives and key result areas of the Action Plan are to improve STI case management, expand access to STI care, eliminate congenital syphilis, reduce STI transmission and improve data management.