World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC60/R.6 Agenda item 5(a)
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having discussed the technical paper on saving the lives of mothers and children; Recalling United Nations General Assembly
resolution A/RES/55/2 on the Millennium Declaration and World Health Assembly resolution WHA55.19 on WHO's contribution to achievement of the development goals of the United Nations Millennium Declaration; Concerned at the continuing high level of maternal and child mortality in the Region, particularly in the high-burden countries that contribute to 95% of maternal and under-five deaths; Welcoming the initiative of the Regional Director on saving the lives of mothers and children; Recognizing the importance of urgent concerted and collective efforts between countries and partners to reduce deaths among mothers and children; 1. ENDORSES the Dubai declaration: Saving the lives of mothers and children: rising to the challenge, annexed to this resolution; 2. CALLS ON Member States to: 2.1 Fulfil the commitment expressed in the Dubai declaration to prioritize and promote maternal and child health; 2.2 Ensure regional solidarity to support the implementation of maternal and child health acceleration plans; 3. URGES the high-burden countries to strengthen multisectoral partnership in order to implement their national acceleration plans, allocate to the extent possible the necessary national human and financial resources and work on mobilizing additional resources from donors, partners and development agencies; 4. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 4.1 Provide technical support to Member States to implement their national acceleration plans; 4.2 Support Member States in their efforts to mobilize additional resources for this purpose; 4.3 Call on donors and development agencies to assume their role in contributing to and supporting this initiative; 4.4 Report to the Regional Committee on progress in implementation of the national acceleration plans annually until 2015.
Keywords: Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health, Child Health ,Maternal Health
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