World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC40/R.8
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having reviewed the Regional Director's progress report on "Poliomyelitis Eradication in the Eastern Mediterranean Region";
Appreciating the progress being made towards the goal of poliomyelitis eradication in the Region; Noting with satisfaction that all Member States have set national targets for the eradication of poliomyelitis by the year 2000; Being fully aware that the goal of the eradication of poliomyelitis from the Region will not be achieved unless there is a continuing acceleration of national immunization programmes; 1. COMMENDS the Regional Director for the efforts made to achieve the regional goal of poliomyelitis eradication; 2. ACKNOWLEDGES the Regional Director's initiative towards achieving regional self-sufficiency in production and quality control of vaccine; 3. URGES Member states: 3.1 to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating poliomyelitis and to make available the staff and resources necessary to implement their national plane; 3.2 to ensure the availability of sufficient quantities of OPV that meets WHO's quality standard for both routine and supplementary immunization; 3.3 to give high priority to the surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis am well as the other EPI diseases; 3.4 to promote effective participation of the different medical sectors and the community in all the activities of the programme; 3.5 to ensure the availability of the necessary resources for strengthening national laboratories for the diagnosis of poliomyelitis; 4. REQUESTS the Regional Director: 4.1 to continue his efforts to achieve regional self-sufficiency in vaccine production and quality control, and to support countries in obtaining sufficient quantities of OPV; 4.2 to coordinate with other organizations of the United Nations system, intergovernmental agencies and governmental and nongovernmental organizations to mobilize sufficient funds to meet all requirements for the eradication of poliomyelitis, in particular, for vaccine supply; 4.3 to continue to monitor progress by various means; 4.4 to keep the Regional committee regularly informed about progress towards eradication of poliomyelitis from the Region.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases,
( 1993).Poliomyelitis eradication in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean