World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC44/R.3
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having discussedthe technical discussion paper on appropriate health technology; Noting the significant role of appropriate
technology in developing the health services and that the inttoduction of new technology may have economic, social and ethical consequences; Recognizing the importance of proper technology evaluation, selection, adaptation and rational use; 1. CALLS UPON Member States to: 1.1 Develop national programmes on health technology through designating a national focal point for health technology in the country; developing suitable mechanisms for the assessment and acquisition of health technologies; and developing means of obtaining access to health technology information systems and databases; 1.2 Take necessary measures to ensure that donor support in the area of health technology is given where it is most needed and likely to be most cost effective. 1.3 Introduce the subject of appropriate health technology in medical, pharmaceutical and paramedical education; 2. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 2.1 Consider the development of technical guidelines and technical codes on selection and rational use of modem technology; 2.2 Strengthen the role of the WHO collaborating centres in support of transfer of appropriate health technology to Member States in the Region. 2.3 Convey to the Director-General the importance attached by Member States to the removal of undue barriers and restrictions on the access of all countries to appropriate health technologies and medical equipment.
Keywords: Health Systems,
( 1997).Appropriate health technology, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean