The Regional Committee,
Knowing that malaria is one of the most important public health problems in many countries in this region, particularly in rural areas where it also constitutes a great deterrent factor in economic development;
Realizing the need for an interchange of observation and experience among malaria control workers in this region, as well as workers in other regions, as regards the most effective and economical method of controlling malaria in rural areas,
REQUESTS the Regional Director to communicate to WHO Headquarters the desire of the Regional Committee to hold an inter-regional rural malaria control conference in the Western Pacific Region in 1954, in which leading malaria control workers from this region, as well as from other regions, will participate. *
* This conference was held in Baguio, Philippines, 15-24 November 1954.