The Guardian of Public Health in the Western Pacific. WHO, Regional Office for the Western Pacific. (2017)


The Regional Office for the Western Pacific is squarely focused on responding to the specific needs and challenges of countries in the Region. It facilitates the sharing of knowledge among countries and serves as a hub for collaborative work. It helps translate global health initiatives into regional action plans.

The Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, comprised of representatives from Member States, is WHO’s governing body in the Region. The Regional Committee meets every year to formulate policies, provide oversight for regional programmes, and consider, revise and endorse new initiatives.


Keywords: UHC, response, health system, policy development, agenda


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