World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Gov't Doc #: EM/RC41/R.14
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee; Having reviewed the report of the Regional Director on the tuberculosis situation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; Recognizing
the significant progress made in tuberculosis control in the Region, Concerned about the various factors that are hindering the successful control of tuberculosis in some countries of the Region; Recalling earlier resolutions on the subject, namely EM/RC36/R.12 , WHA44.8 and WHA46.36 ; 1. THANKS the Regional Director for his report; 2. APPRECIATES the continuous collaboration of various partners in tuberculosis control in the Region; 3. URGES Member States, particularly those with intermediate or high tuberculosis prevalence: 3.1 to develop national tuberculosis control programmes along the strategies adopted by WHO as an integral part of primary health care; 3.2 to conduct research on prevalence of tuberculosis and the resistance of its bacilli to drugs; 3.3 to ensure effective involvement of the private medical sector in tuberculosis control activities; 3.4 to monitor carefully the incidence of TB/HIV confection by screening, where feasible, of newly diagnosed tuberculosis cases for HIV infection, always maintaining strict confidentiality; 3.5 to accord tuberculosis control programmes due priority during joint review missions.
Keywords: Noncommunicable Diseases,
( 1994).Tuberculosis control, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean