World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC7A/R.22
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Sub-Committee, Having held technical discussions on some of the problems and activities of environmental sanitation in rural areas; Repeating
its conviction that environmental sanitation is one the first essentials in countries of this Region and that without it ff most other public health measures are meaningless; Considering that significant improvement of the public health is dependent thereon; Noting that the success of an environmental sanitation programme depends on strong national leadership and the close co-ordination of all environmental sanitation activities; 1. ENDORSES the principle that the national public health agency should provide adequate and responsible technical leadership, participate in the planning, and act to promote the necessary co-ordination, for overall environmental sanitation efforts; 2. URGES the Member States to establish a national sanitation plan, to organize strong sanitation services on a national level, to provide for the teaching and training of specialized sanitation personnel, to undertake suitable pilot projects and to provide appropriate co-ordination mechanisms so as to strengthen their environmental sanitation programmes; 3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to continue to encourage the strengthening and extension of environmental sanitation facilities and services, closely integrated with appropriate health education and other public health efforts of the Member States, particularly in rural areas; RECOMMENDS that a second seminar on environmental sanitation be held in the Region as soon as possible.
Keywords: Environmental and Occupational Health, Sanitation
( 1957).Environmental sanitation, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean