Forty-sixth session


New Horizons in Health

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the Regional Director's report on progress in developing strategies and budgets for implementation of the approaches outlined in New horizons in health in the Region; *

         Noting the extent to which the concepts and approaches have been adopted in the Region, and are forming part of policy making and activity implementation at country level;

         Confirming that the approaches described in the document are compatible with the requirements of the revised health-for-all strategy;

  1. ENDORSES the work being done in the Region at both Regional Office and country level to realize the aspirations of better quality of life for the people of the Region;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to continue and deepen their commitment to multisectoral coordination to achieve appropriate public policies that support individual actions in health and human development;
    (2) to continue to provide political commitment from the highest levels to this initiative;
    (3) to allocate resources to programmes and activities that reflect the approaches of New horizons in health;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to continue to work closely with countries and areas in the development and implementation of these approaches including setting achievable health outcome and other targets at the regional level to enable monitoring and reporting on the state of the Region's health;
    (2) to continue to refine the indicators in document WPR/RC46/3 taking into account health-for-all monitoring and evaluation requirements, and individual country capabilities;
    (3) to establish a minimum set of regional indicators ;
    (4) to present the indicators in a form which differentiates between the health of the indigenous population and the health of the rest of the population , appropriate;
    (5) to advocate the approaches of New horizons in health to the Executive Board and the World health Assembly, with a view to ensuring that these approaches form part of the overall planning process for renewal of the health-for-all strategy and other such policy guidelines;
    (6) to report to the Regional Committee at its forty-seventh sessions on the progress of implementation of health for all, New horizons in health and this resolution.

* WPR/RC46/3

13 September 1995

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