World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC41/R.6
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Recognizing that diabetes is a chronic health problem that could cause considerable human suffering and that it is attended
by severe complications, such as blindness, renal failure, and cardiovascular disease; Concerned at the significant burden on the public health services resulting from the disease, and the increasing economic costs it provokes in Member States; Being aware of the need to intensify efforts to prevent and control diabetes; 1. INVITES Member States to: 1.1 assess the magnitude of diabetes at the national level; 1.2 initiate national diabetes control programmes for primary prevention of diabetes and secondary prevention of its complications as an integral part of primary health care and in coordination with the health programmes concerned; 1.3 provide the essential elements and acceptable standards of health care for people with diabetes at all levels of the health care system, especially at primary health care centres; 1.4 improve the knowledge of and promote experience in diabetes control, including providing opportunities for training of health manpower in the clinical and public health aspects of diabetes; 1.5 involve nongovernmental organizations and national diabetes associations in national diabetes control progmmmes; 2. REQUESTS the Regional Director to promote the development of educational material appropriate to populations in the Region, and assist counties in strengthening national capabilities in diabetes control.
Keywords: Noncommunicable Diseases,
( 1994).Diabetes prevention and control, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean