Thirty-eighth session


Drug Supply Management in the South Pacific

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report of the Regional Director on drug supply management in the South Pacific;*

         Recalling resolution WPR/RC37.R3;

         Recognizing the importance of WHO's intercountry programme of cooperation in drug supply management as a catalyst in collaborative activities in the South Pacific;

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations contained in the Regional Director's report;
  2. URGES Member States of the South Pacific:
    (1) to implement the recommendations contained in the Regional Director's report;
    (2) to collaborate with other Member States in drug supply management;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to continue to support Member States, through the intercountry programme in the South Pacific, in strengthening their programmes for drug procurement, supply management and information exchange;
    (2) to strengthen collaborative activities in order to develop national capability in monitoring drug quality in the South Pacific, which will include support for the training of personnel;
    (3) to study alternative financial arrangements, which could be beneficial to South Pacific countries, for facilitating the procurement of essential drugs;
    (4) to report on the outcome of the study to the Regional Committee.

* WPR/RC38/11

14 September 1987

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