Seventeenth session

WPR/RC17.R2

Smallpox Eradication Programme

         The Regional Committee,

         Having reviewed the report presented by the Regional Director on the smallpox eradication programme, *

  1. REAFFIRMS its support of the world-wide smallpox eradication programme;
  2. EMPHASIZES the danger of the reimportation of smallpox into the Region particularly as a result of the rapid development of air communications;
  3. DRAWS the attention of Member governments to the importance of ensuring that the issuance of a vaccination certificate for their countries means that the vaccination has actually been successfully completed;
  4. ENDORSES the regional smallpox eradication programme presented in document WPR/RC17/5;
  5. REQUESTS the Regional Director to arrange a traveling seminar to permit health officers to study clinical cases of smallpox in the countries where the infection still exists.

27 September 1966


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