Highlights of the 35th world health assembly as viewed from the angle of the Eastern Mediterranean Region Eastern Mediterranean health officials elected to the Bureau of the Assembly and countries elected to designate a person to serve on the WHO Executive Board. Excerpts from the WHO Director General address: Countdown to Health for All. Decisions of the World Health Assembly. Towards Health for All by the Year 2000: Statements by high-ranking officials of countries in the Region. Assistance to afflicted countries in the Region. The situation in the occupied Arab territories. Transfer of the Regional Office Tribute to Dr A.H. Taha and congratulations to Dr H.A.R. Gezairy. Award of the A.T. Shousha Foundation Medal and Prize to Dr H.S. Al Dabbagh.