World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC45/R.7
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having discussed the technical paper on prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases; Recognizing the considerable
magnitude of these diseases which are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Region; Mindful of the significant burden on public health services resulting from the commonly encountered cardiovascular diseases, notably hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke and rheumatic heart disease, and the rising economic costs that they provoke in Member States; Aware of the pressing need to intensify efforts to prevent these diseases, to detect them early, to provide appropriate care and to prevent complications and premature death for those with established disease; 1. URGES Member States to: 1.1 Establish, if they have not already done so, national programmes for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases that cover activities for all levels of prevention and involve nongovernmental organizations and national societies in these programmes; 1.2 Establish community-based demonstration programmes on the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases focusing on promotion of healthy lifestyles, especially prevention of obesity, smoking control and promotion of physical activity; 1.3 Provide the essential elements of health care for people with cardiovascular diseases at all levels of the health care system, placing particular emphasis on integrating such care into primary health care; 2. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 2.1 Continue to provide technical support to national programmes for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in relation to primary prevention, and to facilitate the development of a regional network for community-based intervention programmes for the primary prevention of these diseases: 2.2 Submit a follow-up report to the Regional Committee on progress achieved.
Keywords: Noncommunicable Diseases,
( 1998).Prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean