Eleventh session

WPR/RC11.R3

Leprosy Control

         The Regional Committee,

         Recognizing the need for wider appreciation by all peoples of the world of advances in the treatment and control of leprosy;

         Realizing that health administrations may sometimes be reluctant to adopt policies in conformity with these advances in knowledge because of the slowness with which the general public, also professional and political groups, can be convinced of the modern viewpoint regarding this disease,

  1. RECOMMENDS that the World Health Organization should intensify its global public information and educational activities in an endeavour to change age-old attitudes to leprosy and to gain acceptance of modern concepts; and
  2. SUGGESTS that leprosy should be an early subject for a World Health Day.

16 August 1960


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