Thirty-third session

WPR/RC33.R14

The Role of Nursing in Primary Health Care

         The Regional Committee,

         Recognizing the substantial contribution made to primary health care by the nursing profession, as stated in resolution WHA30.48, a well as the progress made by WHO in increasing the effectiveness o nursing/midwifery personnel in providing primary health care and b Member States in making primary health care available to all groups;

         Further recognizing the valuable contribution made by other health personnel to primary health care in the Western Pacific Region, and the need for better utilization of basic nursing skill in the multidisciplinary approach to primary health care;

         REQUESTS the Executive Board to consider recommending to the World Health Assembly that a resolution on the role of nursing in primary health care should be adopted, with the following operative, paragraphs:

  1. URGES Member States:
    (1) to promote and encourage greater emphasis on primary health care in nursing education curricula;
    (2) to take active steps to increase the participation of health personnel from the nursing discipline in planning, management, training and research in relation to the development of health systems through primary health care;
  2. REQUESTS the Director-General:
    (1) to support Member States in:
    (a) promoting and encouraging greater emphasis on primary health care in nursing education curricula;
    (b) taking active steps to increase the participation of health personnel from the nursing discipline in planning, management, training and research in relation to the development of health systems through primary health care;
    (2) to ensure that the nursing aspect of WHO's cooperation with Member States in relation to primary health care is strengthened.

23 September 1982


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