Eighth session


WHO Participation in the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered resolution WHAlO.19 of the Tenth World Health Assembly, *

         Recognizing the importance of Members emphasizing the priority of health projects in their 1958 country programme requests as an essential factor in the social and economic development of countries,

  1. ENDORSES the view of the World Health Assembly that the ten percent limitation for regional or inter-country projects placed by the Technical Assistance Committee on the planning figure for projects is detrimental to assistance to governments in the health field when such assistance can best take the form of a programme serving a group of countries;
  2. REITERATES its previous opinion that much benefit can be derived from group conferences, lectures and/or study tours, **
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to keep governments informed of all proposals received for inter-country programmes in order that interested governments may ensure that regional health projects in which they wish to participate are considered for approval by their government ' s central co-ordinating authority for the Technical Assistance Programme.

* WHO Handbook of Resolution and Decisions, Vol. I, 1973, p. 249

** See resolution WPR/RC4.R14, page 51

09 September 1957

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