Forty-second session


Malaria Control

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the Regional Director's report on malaria control; *

         Recalling resolution WHA42.30 on malaria control;

         Noting with concern the continuing deterioration of the malaria situation in most parts of the Region where the disease is endemic, and the danger of its resurgence in other areas;

         Recalling that most control programmes have in recent years undergone extensive administrative and operational changes in the transition from short-term eradication activities to long-term control operations and that these changes have taken time to put into effect;

         Recognizing the necessity of continuing to develop human resources for the control, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, to test new methods of control and to improve the collection of epidemiological data for purposes of monitoring and planning;

  1. URGES Member States in which malaria is endemic:
    (1) to provide maximum support for the further development of strong, well managed control programmes;
    (2) to ensure that these programmes are adaptable to changing needs;
    (3) to develop adequate human resources both in the community and in the health services, so that early identification and treatment of malaria can take place even in the most isolated areas;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to reinforce WHO's efforts to mobilize and coordinate technical and material support for national malaria control programmes, including the extrabudgetary support so much needed for the further development of some of these programmes;
    (2) to increase his support for activities aimed at developing more effective approaches to malaria control.

* WPR/RC42/13

16 September 1991

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