World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC44/R.1
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having reviewed the Annual Report of the Regional Director on the Work of WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region for the Year
1996' and having noted his statement thereon: I. THANKS the Regional Director for his comprehensive report, which reflects the close cooperation between the Regional Office and the Member States; 2. ADOPTS the Annual Report of the Regional Director; 3. EMPHASIZES the importance of the close link between medical education and health services; 4. RE-EMPHASIZES the pivotal importance of considering health an integral part of comprehensive development; 5. CALLS FOR closer health cooperation among countries, particularly neighbouring countries, to ensure the success of disease-control programmes, particularly those concerned with malaria and measles; 6. REAFFIRMS the necessity of assuring the quality of health services, including drug and vaccine quality; 7. EMPHASIZES the importance of community participation in health planning; 8. CALLS FOR the nomination of more national centres of excellence as WHO collaborating centres and increased attention to existing WHO collaborating centres. 9. CALLS UPON Member States to provide the WHO Regional Ofi'ice for the Eastern Mediterranean with information on the advanced training and research centres available in the Region, with a view to preparing a manual on these centres and so facilitate the use of their services at the regional level. 10. REQUESTS Member States to intensify their efforts and actions in the field of tobacco control: 11. INVITES Member States to apply the WHO initiatives that have proved successful in some countries of the Region, particularly the basic development needs initiative. 12. REAFFIRMS the importance of the use by Member States of the expertise of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in order to support the healthsector reform process and the national stance in discussions with international organizations.
Keywords: Work of World Health Organization,
( 1997).Annual report of the Regional Director, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean