World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC42/R.8
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Recalling its resolution EM/RC37/R.7 and World Health Assembly resolution WHA44.9 ; Noting with satisfaction
the success achieved in the control of leprosy in the majority of those Member Countries where leprosy is endemic; Recognizing the opportunity for further reduction in the prevalence of leprosy through early case-detection and multi-drug therapy; 1. THANKS the Regional Director for his report on this subject; 2. ENDORSES the Regional Strategy for the Elimination of Leprosy as a public health problem; 3. ACKNOWLEDGES the support provided by local and international nongovernmental organizations to national and regional leprosy elimination efforts; 4. URGES Member States where leprosy is endemic and particularly those where it is still a public health problem, to: 4.1 continue their commitment towards elimination of leprosy as a public health problem by the year 2000; 4.2 give priority to leprosy control measures in national health plans, with emphasis on early case-detection, treatment with multidrug therapy and disability prevention; 4.3 coordinate activities with interested governmental bodies as well as international and nongovernmental organizations to achieve the goal of elimination of leprosy. 5. URGES those Member States that have reduced prevalence rates at the national level to strive to reach the elimination goal at subnational levels also, particularly in pockets of endemicity; 6. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 6.1 continue to support capacity-building of national leprosy control programmes; 6.2 inform the Regional Committee of progress achieved in attaining the elimination goal in the Region.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases,
( 1995).Elimination of leprosy, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean