Eleventh session

WPR/RC11.R9

Malaria Eradication

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report of the Regional Director on the malaria eradication programme in the Western Pacific Region, *

  1. NOTES:
    (1) the continued progress and extension of antimalaria operations to practically all the malarious countries in the Region;
    (2) the serious financial situation facing malaria eradication operations;
    (3) that the training facilities in the Region have been improved by the holding of courses at Tala, Rizal, Philippines, in both the English and French languages;
  2. URGES Member governments:
    (1) to continue to give first priority to malaria eradication programmes even when the incidence of the disease has been reduced to a low level;
    (2) to ensure that money, personnel and materials are made available to support the programme;
  3. CALLS on Member governments, particularly those countries with no malaria problem, to contribute generously to the financing of the world-wide malaria staff in the Region;
  4. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to continue to extend and improve the facilities for the training of the malaria staff in the Region;
    (2) to ask the South East Asia Regional Office to approach the government concerned with a view to intensifying the malaria operations in Kalimantan and obtaining, as soon as possible, information on the progress of the campaign.

* WPR/RC11/8

17 August 1960


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