Thirty-third session


Regional Strategy for Health for All by the Year 2000: Financial Needs of the Strategy: International Flow of Resources

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered Part III of the report of the Sub-Committee on the General Programme of Work;**


         Taking into consideration resolutions EB69.R4 and WHA34.37;

         Referring to operative paragraph 6 of resolution WHA34.37 which invites the regional committees to review regularly the needs of Member States in the Region for external resources in support of well-defined strategies for health for all;

  1. CONSIDERS country resource utilization reviews to be useful means of providing a clear idea of the resources needed by developing Member States to implement their national strategies for health for all by the year 2000;
  2. URGES all active and potential partners in efforts to achieve health for all through primary health care to coordinate those efforts for health development, in order to enhance dividends and the prestige of all concerned;
  3. URGES developing Member States to undertake country resource utilization reviews;
  4. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to support Member States in carrying out country resource utilization reviews;
    (2) to ensure that WHO's role as catalyst is fulfilled in a manner most suitable to the needs of individual Member States, which could, in its most simple form, merely entail introduction to a donor of bilateral aid;
    (3) to make whatever provision he considers the most appropriate for WHO support in the mobilization of resources;

         Having noted the purpose of the Health Resources Group for Primary Health Care, which is to help mobilize and rationalize resources for health in accordance with international health policies determined by the World Health Assembly;

         Noting that the three-year period of tenure of Papua New Guinea as the member of the Group from the Western Pacific Region will end on 31 December 1982;

         Noting further that the tenure of office of members of the Group is, in principle, two years; selected persons, of which the member from Papua New Guinea was one, having been appointed in the first instance for three years in order to ensure continuity;

  1. ELECTS the Philippines as the member of the Group from the Western Pacific Region, for a period of two years from 1 January 1983;
  2. THANKS the representative of Papua New Guinea for his services to the Group.

** WPR/RC33/9

22 September 1982

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