Forty-sixth session

WPR/RC46.R8

Country Visits: Report of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation, Part I

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report of the Sub-Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation on its visits to Australia, China and Singapore to review WHO's collaboration in the field of healthy lifestyles, with a focus on tobacco-or-health activities;*

         Recognizing the value of the work of the Sub-Committee to Member States;

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations in the report on country visits of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to give high-level policy commitment and support to promotion of healthy lifestyles consistent with the approaches of New horizons in health, including tobacco control measures, as outlined in the regional Action Plan on Tobacco or Health for 1995-1999;
    (2) to strengthen multisectoral coordination and community involvement in the promotion of health;
    (3) to share suitable resources and information on health promotion, including tobacco-or-health activities, with other countries and areas in the Region;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to provide guidance on healthy lifestyles and living conditions throughout the Region;
    (2) to strengthen and support research on lifestyles and living conditions in relation to health, and on multisectoral approaches to health promotion;
    (3) to support the development of human resources for health promotion through linking relevant expertise in training in the Region; and
    (4) to support countries in implementing New horizons in health, and the regional Action Plan on Tobacco or Health for 1995-1999;
  4. THANKS the Sub-Committee for its work;
  5. REQUESTS the Sub-Committee, as part of its terms of reference in 1996, to review and analyse the impact of WHO's cooperation with Member States in the field of health systems reform;
  6. DECIDES that the countries to be visited in connection with the review should be New Zealand and Viet Nam.

* WPR/RC46/10

14 September 1995


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