World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC41/R.16
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 god of poliomyelitis eradication in the Region; Recalling resolutions EM/RC35/R.14, EM/RC36/R.6 and EM/RC40/R.8; Recognizing that the achievement of the regional target for poliomyelitis eradication by the year 2000 urgently requires full implementation of WHO-recommended strategies in all Member States, and that this will require additional financial and human resources; 1. THANKS the Regional Director for his report; 2. ENDORSES the updated Plan of Action for Poliomyelitis Eradication in the Eastern Mediterranean Region for the Years 1994- 1998; 3. URGES Member States: 3.1 to ensure that strong national commitment to poliomyelitis eradication is adopted at dl levels and to guarantee the availability of the necessary financial and human resources; 3.2 to ensure mandatory reporting of all cases of acute flaccid paralysis in children aged less than 15 years, with expert clinical., epidemiological and virological investigations and 60-day follow-up; 3.3 to conduct national immunization days with oral polio vaccine, particularly in countries with evidence or risk of wild poliovirus transmission; 3.4 to coordinate the timing of national immunization days between countries in the emerging polio-free zones and the adjacent countries; 3.5 to establish national commissions to ensure the effective functioning of the national polio eradication programme in preparation for certification of poliomyelitis eradication; 3.6 to avail themselves of the opportunity of World Health Day in 1995, with its theme "Target 2000 - A World without Polio" to increase public awareness and establish appropriate policies in this regard; 4. REQUESTS the Regional Director: 4.1 to coordinate interregional polio eradication activities with other regions; 4.2 to establish a Regional Commission for Polio Eradication to coordinate between national commissions; 4.3 to continue to seek the additional resources required to achieve polio eradication in the Region by the year 2000.
Keywords: Communicable Diseases,
( 1994).Poliomyelitis eradication in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean