World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC7A/R.17
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Sub-Committee, Having studied the document on Malaria Eradication submitted by the Regional Director and the various resolutions adopted by international
bodies, especially in Ninth and Tenth World Health Assemblies; Considering that eradication of malaria is becoming an international obligation, especially as adjacent countries of the same Region as well as of neighbouring Regions are launching eradication programmes; Noting with satisfaction the expansion of the Malaria Eradication Programmes in some countries of the Region, and the planning for eradication in other countries, although only by stages in certain circumstances; Considering also the administrative and financial handicaps which hinder the implementation of the malaria eradication programmes; Recognizing WHO leadership in stimulating the development of eradication programmes and co-ordinating them to full advantage for realizing the goal of global malaria eradication; Noting with satisfaction UNICEF's interest and contributions to the Malaria Eradication Programme, Recognizing that the development of the WHO Special Malaria Fund would provide extra financial aid for shifting control programmes to eradication wherever feasible. 1. URGES the Governments of Member States where Malaria Eradication is implemented to give full administrative and financial facilities to the Malaria Eradication Services to achieve maximum efficiency; 2. CALLS UPON the Governments of Member States where control programmes are followed, to stimulate overall planning for ultimate malaria eradication, to be achieved in stages if circumstances require, 3. REAFFIRMS the need for close co-ordination between international agencies during the planning as well as during the implementation of anti-malaria programmes having as their objectives the ultimate eradication of malaria; 4. STRESSES the need for acceleration of financial and technical assistance to the countries of the Region where malaria eradication programmes are in operation and to those which are envisaging transfer from control to eradication; 5. RECOMMENDS that, should funds become available, the regional machinery for Malaria Eradication established at the Regional Office should be strengthened to enable it effectively to discharge its increasing obligations in co-ordinating inter-country activities, planning eradication programmes as well as in providing advisory services.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases, Malaria
( 1957).Malaria, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean