World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC7A/R.14
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Sub-Committee, 2 Having studied the report on the technical and social aspects of leprosy submitted by the Regional Director, Recognizing that
adequate plans for the introduction of the newly developed methods of out-patient treatment in place of the present system of compulsory isolation will require a long time to develop in many areas of the Region, 1. URGES the responsible public health authorities in the countries of the Region where the disease is a public health problem, to take immediate steps to revise the existing system of leprosy control; 2. RECOMMENDS that Governments: - undertake training of appropriate health personnel for leprosy control, - adopt appropriate health educational method to make the anti-leprosy campaign acceptable to both the medical profession and the public, - take steps to establish social services to assist the families of patients, and - co-ordinate the campaign with other public health services in the country; 3. RECOMNIENDS that international assistance be granted to Governments to achieve these ends; 4. REQUESTS the Regional Director to assist in these measures, where appropriate, and to promote the training of health personnel for leprosy control programmes.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases, Leprosy
( 1957).Leprosy, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean