Sixteenth session

WPR/RC16.R5

Poliomyelitis

         The Regional Committee,

         Having reviewed the report presented by the Regional Director, *

  1. NOTES that UNICEF, although not normally providing assistance to campaigns against poliomyelitis, has agreed to do so under the following conditions:
    (1) there is evidence that the incidence of the disease had increased greatly or was likely to do so in the near future,
    (2) the government concerned gives high priority to vaccination of the susceptible (which in most cases would be young children),
    (3) that the country has adequate medical services for this purpose, except in emergencies;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Committee to continue to give every possible assistance to Member countries undertaking campaigns against poliomyelitis.

* WPR/RC16/8

21 September 1965


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