World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC44/R.10
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having discussed the technical paper on mobilization of the community in support of health for all: Recognizing the importance
of mobilizing the community to support health for all; Noting that the Region is particularly rich in social traditions and inherent value systems that can contribute constructively towards reinforcing community mobilization initiatives and ensuring their sustainability; Convinced that lessons learnt from past experiences in the implementation of various approaches to community mobilization in Member States can provide valuable guidance to future action in this area; 1. ENDORSES the steps already taken by the Regional Director to cooperate with Member States in support of the various initiatives for community mobilization, in particular the basic development needs approach; 2. CALLS UPON Member States to: 2.1 Translate the policy of community mobilization into clear plans of action which recognize the role of the community in health and development and sustain community action; 2.2 Create a database on nongovernmental development bodies and institutions actually, or otentially, involved in community mobilization; 2.3 Develop and implement training programmes for health personnel in communicating with communities and developing partnership with them; 2.4 Conduct research on the different aspects of community mobilization and its role in ensuring health for all. 3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to establish a task force of experts, including social scientists, to develop methodologies and guidelines for mobilizing the community in support of health for all.
Keywords: Health Systems,
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