Year: 2005 Source: Manila, Philippines: World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, (August 2005). 51p. SIEC No: 20100661

A meeting on suicide prevention in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization was held in August 2005. Participants from 22 countries & areas attended. The objectives of the meeting were to present updated suicide statistics & discuss data quality management; to share knowledge & experiences in development, implementation, & evaluation; & to identify required priority actions. Recommendations were made in the following areas: strengthening the morbidity & mortality data surveillance system for suicide; initiating & expanding suicide prevention activities; & developing mechanisms for cooperation & sharing.