Thirty-first session


Strategies for Health for All by the Year 2000

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered Part II of the report of the Sub-Committee on the General Programme of Work containing proposals for regional policies and strategies for health for all by the year 2000, based on the reports submitted by Member States on national policies and strategies;*

         Recognizing that health is a prerequisite for socioeconomic development and for raising the quality of human life;

         Recognizing also that primary health care, as an integral part of national health systems and of the overall social and economic development of the community, is the key to health for all;

         Bearing in mind the role of health in the establishment of the New International Economic Order;

  1. THANKS the Sub-Committee on the General Programme of Work for its report;
  2. ADOPTS the regional policies and strategies, including the tentative plan for implementation and support mechanisms as considered necessary;
  3. RECOGNIZES that such strategies will grow in substance and strength as countries reach out towards health for all through new knowledge and the application of existing knowledge;
  4. URGES Member States:
    (1) to implement, monitor and evaluate their national strategies using the appropriate indicators;
    (2) to review and update their national strategies from time to time;
  5. RESOLVES to monitor and evaluate implementation of the regional strategies and the manner in which they are supported by regional policies and programmes, through its Sub-Committee on the General Programme of Work, using the indicators recommended by the Sub-Committee and taking into account operative paragraph 3 above;
  6. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) transmit the report to the Director-General so that he may take it into consideration in developing global policies and strategies;
    (2) continue to support Member States both individually and collectively in the Regional Committee in their efforts to implement and monitor strategies for health for all.

* WPR/RC31/15 and Corr.1

11 September 1980

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