World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC40/R.7
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having reviewed the Regional Directors Report [Document EM/RC40/7 on "Leishmaniasis"] Commending the initiatives and activities
undertaken by the Regional Office and some Member States in controlling the disease; Commending also the initiative taken by the Regional Director to promote and support research on the epidemiology and control of leishmaniasis, 1- URGES Member States concerned: 1.1 to undertake an epidemiological assessment of leishmaniasis in their countries; 1.2 to prepare national programmes for the prevention and control of leishmaniasis, using a multisectoral approach that involves all national authorities concerned; 1.3 to encourage and promote community involvement in preventive and control activities, particularly at the foci of leishmaniasis; 1.4 to ensure continued availability of diagnostic facilities and drugs in areas where leishmaniasis is endemic, and support the introduction of control measures against vectors and reservoir hosts; 1.5 to strengthen and develop the technical capabilities in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of leishmaniasis; 2- REQUESTS the Regional Director: 2.1 to continue to support Member States in the planning and implementation of national programmes for the control of leishmaniasis; 2.2 to facilitate and support intercountry cooperation on the control of the disease.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases,
( 1993).Leishmaniasis, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean