Sixteenth session

WPR/RC16.R10

Health Education

         The Regional Committee,

         Having held technical discussions on "The Use of Health Education Services in National Health Programmes",

         Considering that a main aim of health education is to motivate the people to take an active and responsible part in health programme on a well-informed basis,

  1. ENDORSES the importance of establishing health education services as an essential and integral part of national health programmes;
  2. RECOMMENDS that the Governments of Member States consider seriously the provision of professionally qualified health education personnel within their national health services and training institutions;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to continue his support and assistance to interested Member States in enabling their health services to obtain the support required for the planning and development of essential health education services within their national health programmes.

21 September 1965


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