Forty-fourth session


Reports of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee and Technical Cooperation : Country Visits

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report of the Sub-Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation on its visits to Fiji and the Republic of Korea to review WHO's collaboration in the field of district health systems;*

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to consolidate and reinforce their efforts to strengthen intermediate or district level health services in support of the primary health care strategy for health for all within the context of their own overall plans for national health development;
    (2) to emphasize the provision of a comprehensive range of services of the highest possible quality, including continuing technical and management education opportunities for health staff at intermediate or district levels of their health systems;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to continue to support Member States in their efforts to use the district health system as a key component of their overall health development;
    (2) to provide the technical support required to implement the recommendations of the Sub-Committee;
  4. THANKS the Sub-Committee for its work;
  5. REQUESTS the Sub-Committee, as part of its terms of reference in 1994, to review and analyse the impact of WHO's cooperation with Member States in the field of health and sustainable development - environmental health;
  6. DECIDES that the countries to be visited in connection with the review are the Philippines, Singapore and Solomon Islands.

* WPR/RC44/8

16 September 1993

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