Eighteenth session


Implementation of Resolution WHA19.31

         The Regional Committee,

         Noting resolution WHA20.38 of the Twentieth World Health Assembly, *

         Considering that one of the functions of the World Health Organization is to stimulate and advance work to control and eradicate epidemic, endemic and other diseases;

         Considering that it is declared in the Preamble to the Constitution of the Organization that unequal development in different countries in the promotion of health and control of diseases is a common danger and that the extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health,

         RECOMMENDS that the policy of granting technical assistance to a Member State or to overseas territories under its administration be reviewed in so far as this policy imposes restrictions limiting the extension of the Organization's campaigns against communicable diseases of world-wide or regional importance or circumscribing programmes for the training of indigenous health personnel of the overseas territories concerned.

* WHO Handbook of Resolution and Decisions, Vol. I, 1973, p. 354

15 September 1967

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