Forty-second session

WPR/RC42.R10

Health and Environment

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the Regional Director's report on health and environment; *

         Recalling resolution WHA44.27 of the World Health Assembly on urban health development;

         Recognizing the great importance and complexity of environmental health problems in the Region, and the associated need for exploring new approaches to programme development and implementation;

  1. ENDORSES the development of a new healthy urban environment initiative using multidisciplinary approaches;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to ensure the inclusion of environmental health considerations in the planning stages of development projects;
    (2) to influence the private sector to take environmental health issues into account in their development and marketing strategies;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to continue, as a matter of priority, the delineation of new regional initiatives to enhance future environmental health programme development and implementation;
    (2) to collaborate with other external support agencies to encourage the public and private sectors to take environmental health issues into account in their development and marketing strategies.

* WPR/RC42/14

16 September 1991


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