Tenth session

WPR/RC10.R1

Annual Report of the Regional Director

         The Regional Committee,

         Having reviewed the Annual Report of the Regional Director on the work of WHO in the Western Pacific during the period 1 July 1958 to 30 June 1959,

  1. NOTES with satisfaction:
    (1) the trend towards long-term health planning and the integration of WHO-assisted projects into the national health services;
    (2) the progress made in all WHO-assisted projects during the period under review;
    (3) the inclusion in the report of short evaluation summaries on completed projects;
    (4) the ever-increasing co-operation with the South Pacific Commission
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to consider the possibility of making arrangements for fellows from the Western Pacific Region to be trained in countries where many clinical cases of smallpox exist;
    (2) to give priority to the organization of an inter-regional seminar to exchange information on Japanese B. encephalitis and other arthropod-borne encephalitis;
  3. EMPHASIZES the importance of the services rendered by the Epidemiological Intelligence Station in Singapore and urges governments to ensure that the Station is informed immediately of any outbreak of quarantinable diseases and also of the last case;
  4. CONGRATULATES the Regional director and his staff on the preparation of a comprehensive and detailed report;
  5. ADOPTS unanimously the report.

21 September 1959


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