World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC45/R.3
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having reviewed the technical paper on emerging and resurging diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, with special reference
to malaria; Recalling resolution EMRC43R.14 on a regional strategic plan in response to emerging and re-emerging diseases and resolution EM/RC4O/R.10 on malaria control; Concerned about the potential hazards from emerging and re-emerging diseases; Recognizing the epidemic potential of malaria in countries with the afrotropical type of the disease and the potential threat of re-establishing malaria endemicity in areas where transmission has been interrupted; Acknowledging the global initiative of Roll Back Malaria and expressing its hope that the initiative will provide substantive support to national malaria control programmes in the Region; 1. THANKS the Regional Director for his report; 2. URGES all Member States to: 2.1 Continue strengthening their epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases and their capabilities to respond to the emergence of these diseases in line with the regional plan on emerging and re-emerging diseases; 2.2 Promote cooperation with neighbouring countries in surveillance and prevention and control of imported infectious diseases; 2.3 Promote applied research related to emerging infectious diseases including malaria; 3. URGES Member States with the afrotropical type of malaria to: 3.1 Strengthen national capabilities in early diagnosis, case management, forecasting and prevention and control of malaria epidemics; 3.2 Promote the use of personal protection measures, especially the use of protective insecticide-impregnated materials; 4. URGES Member States that have achieved interruption of malaria transmission to: 4.1 Continue to identify and control any re-introduction of the disease at an early stage; 4.2 Support activities towards malaria eradication in areas where it is feasible; 5. REQUESTS the Regional Director to report regularly to the Regional Committee on progress made in the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases with special reference to malaria.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases,
( 1998).Emerging and resurging diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region with special reference to Malaria, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean