Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases Progress Report 2015
Securing Regional Health
APSED is a strategic framework for building sustainable national and regional capacities and partnerships in the Asia Pacific Region to ensure public health security and to detect, prepare for and respond to emerging diseases and public health emergencies. The strategy has guided Member State actions to strengthen their capacities and to rally and coordinate the support of partners. This report looks at the progress of Member States and WHO for the reporting year July 2014 to June 2015. The report presents results reported by Member States, together with the progress by WHO in support of their efforts. The report is not meant to be comprehensive but to capture the main achievements: Member States may have engaged in further activities not noted here. The structure of this report differs from the reports of previous years to emphasize the efforts made towards Ebola preparedness and the APSED evaluation, the two central foci of the past year. Rather than reporting according to the progress in each APSED focus area, progress is addressed against the recommendations made at the 2014 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.