Seventeenth session


Establishment of a Central Registry on Poisonings

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the proposal made by the Government of Singapore to establish a regional registry on poisonings, and having reviewed the report submitted by the Regional Director, *

  1. EXPRESSES its thanks to the Representative of Australia for submitting to the committee extracts of the proceedings of the First National Conference on Poisoning, which was held in Canberra on 28 April 1966, and a copy of the first installment of the National poisons Register Manual;
  2. NOTES with appreciation the offer of the Representative of Australia to communicate, on request, information on the data, which his Government is collecting;
  3. NOTES that WHO is not yet in a position to tackle the problem in any substantive manner;
  4. REQUESTS the Regional Director to assist any government so desiring to set up its own central poison information service.

* WPR/RC17/7

27 September 1966

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