Twenty-second session

WPR/RC22.R5

Malaria

         The Regional Committee,

         Recognizing that malaria is an overall problem in the Region which can affect all countries,

  1. VIEWS with concern the fact that some malarious areas where technical feasibilities for eradication have been well defined, it has not been possible to pursue a vigorous campaign to eradicate the disease because of deficiencies in planning, management, administrative problems and particularly lack of government funds;
  2. EMPHASIZES the importance of governments giving the necessary financial support to such programmes, particularly in areas where the chances of eradication are reasonably satisfactory;
  3. INVITES the attention of governments to resolutions WHA20.14, * WHA21.22 ** and WHA22.39 *** of the World Health Assembly emphasizing the need to accord priority to the provision of personnel and of the financial and administrative support to the implementation of the programmes and also to take appropriate measures to safeguard the gains already achieved;
  4. URGES governments to give full administrative and financial support to such campaigns, and
  5. REQUESTS the Regional Director to give all possible assistance to governments encountering problems in connexion with the continuation of their campaigns.

* WHO Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions, Vol. I, 1973, pp. 78-79

** WHO Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions, Vol. I, 1973, pp. 79-80

*** WHO Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions, Vol. I, 1973, pp. 80-81

23 September 1971


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