Thirty-fifth session

WPR/RC35.R3

Sub-Committee on Technical Cooperation

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report of the Sub-Committee on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries;**

         Recalling resolution WHA31.41 and noting resolution WHA37.16;

          Commending the activities being undertaken by Member States of the Region in the field of training in primary health care, and recognizing the potentials for technical cooperation, but also noting the problems encountered and the need to strengthen technical cooperation;

  1. THANKS the Sub-Committee for its work;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1)  to develop documentation on their experiences in training in primary health care and to intensify the exchange of such documentation;
    (2)  to maintain complete lists of all their existing and planned training activities in primary health care and to disseminate them as necessary;
    (3)  to undertake more research and development activities in primary health care and to ensure their continuity;
    (4)  to encourage health and health-related professional bodies to intensify their participation in primary health care and to be actively involved in technical cooperation with other countries;
    (5)  to develop further the capability of their institutions for training and research in primary health care;
    (6)  to strengthen their mechanisms for technical cooperation in health activities and to exchange information on their needs and policies with respect to technical cooperation;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1)  to support Member States in their efforts to strengthen their capabilities for technical cooperation in health activities;
    (2)  to promote linkages among the research and development projects in different countries;
    (3)  to consider the designation of additional suitable institutions as collaborating centres in primary health care;
    (4)  to make whatever arrangements are necessary to enable the Regional Committee to study, at its next session, the structure, terms of reference, and method of work of the Sub-Committee on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries in relation to the structure, terms of reference and method of work of the Sub-Committee on the General Programme of Work;
  4. REQUESTS the Sub-Committee, in the meantime, to address the subject of the technical cooperation aspects of traditional medicine, with particular reference to herbal medicine and acupuncture.

* WPR/RC35/5

10 September 1984


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