Twenty-third session

WPR/RC23.R20

WHO Serum Reference Bank in Tokyo

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report submitted by the Regional Director on the WHO Serum Reference Bank in Tokyo, *

  1. NOTES the importance role that such banks play, particularly in epidemiological surveillance;
  2. EXPRESSES its satisfaction that a WHO Serum Reference Bank has been established in Tokyo and that its services will be available to countries in the Region;
  3. URGES countries and territories in the Region to take advantage of the facilities offered by the WHO Serum Reference Bank;
  4. THANKS the authorities in Japan for making this service available to the Region and for their generous gesture in offering to pay for the transportation of samples until further notice.

* WPR/RC23/14

04 October 1972


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