Twenty-second session

WPR/RC22.R19

Long-Term Inter-Country Programme in the Field of Health Laboratory Services

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report submitted by the Regional Director on the proposed long-term programme in health laboratory services,*

  1. RECOGNIZES the necessity of developing an inter-country programme in the field of health laboratory services with a view to improving the reliability and comparability of diagnostic and control tests essential to national and international programmes;
  2. ENDORSES the suggestion of the Regional Director to prepare a directory of public health laboratory services with a view to improving the reliability and compatibility of diagnostic and control tests essential to national and international programmes proposed;
  3. RECOMMENDS that the inter-country programmes be closely coordinated as far as possible with the WHO general programme of activities in the field of laboratory services;
  4. REQUESTS the Regional Director to include the proposals pertaining to phases I and II in the list of Additional Projects in 1972 and 1973 and to implement them in accordance with the availability of funds.

* WPR/RC22/13

28 September 1971


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