World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC40/R.9
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having reviewed the Regional Director's report on "Abuse of Narcotics and Psychoactive Drugs"; Considering the magnitude
of the problem and recognizing that continued efforts are required for the prevention and control of this grave health, social and economic problem in the Region; 1. URQES Member States: 1.1 to provide the necessary commitment and support to a comprehensive, multisectoral programme for the prevention and control of drug abuse, using religious, cultural, educational and other resources for promoting healthy life-styles; 1.2 to establish reliable, up-to-date systems for collecting information about drugs, and to support upgrading of existing systems; 1.3 to share among themselves and with WHO information, technical expertise and experience on different aspects of drug abuse, treatment and rehabilitation; 2. URGES the Regional Director: 2.1 to provide to Member states the necessary technical support to develop regular data-collection mechanisms, thereby facilitating exchange of information and experience among themselves and between them and WHO; 2.2 to strengthen existing reference centres and to support the establishment of new centres in countries where drug abuse is a severe problem.
Keywords: Noncommunicable Diseases,
( 1993).Abuse of narcotics and psychoactive drugs, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean