Forty-seventh session


Report of the Regional Director

         The Regional Committee,

         Recalling resolution WPR/RC27.R8, which authorized the Regional Director to issue a short report to the Regional Committee on the work of WHO in the Region for the preceding year from 1 July to 30 June in even-numbered years, and a comprehensive report on the work of WHO during the previous two years from 1 July to 30 June in odd-numbered years;

         Recognizing the wishes of the Member States at the forty-sixth session of the Committee for a focused report on priority areas of activity and their results, on an annual basis;

         Noting with appreciation the report of the Regional Director entitle The Work of WHO in the Western Pacific Region 1 July 1995 - 30 June 1996*

  1. APPROVES the format and contents of the sample report prepared in 1996 as a model for future reporting;
  2. AGREES that the report should include an in-depth review of a certain issue each year as a separate section of the document;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) beginning in 1997, to discontinue the reporting practice authorized in resolution WPR/RC27.R8;
    (2) to prepare an annual health situation report including analysis of health statistics, covering the period from 1 July of the preceding year to 30 June of the present year, focusing on the priority areas of activity by WHO in collaboration with Member States, analysing the outcomes of such activity (including reasons for successes and failures), and making an in-depth review of a selected issue of relevance to the health development of the Member States; and
    (3) to propose to the Regional Committee a topic for review in the following session.

* WPR/RC47/2

11 September 1996

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