Forty-seventh session


New Horizons in Health

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the Regional Director's progress report on the implementation of New horizons in health;*

         Noting the way in which the Member States are implementing the concepts and approaches through Healthy Cities and Healthy Islands activities and other country-specific initiatives;

         Reaffirming the approaches of New horizons in health as the Region's response to global change and contribution to renewal of the health-for-all strategy;

  1. URGES Member States:
    (1) to continue their development of relevant integrated activities which will bring about the objectives of New horizons in health;
    (2) to work closely with the Regional Office in the development of sets of indicators relevant to each country's own specific health situation, as part of the development of a regional minimum set of indicators;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to continue to advocate the concepts and approaches of the document at every opportunity throughout the Region and the Organization;
    (2) to continue to support the development of a relevant set of regional indicators, and to work with countries to develop country-specific indicators;
    (3) to provide financial and technical support wherever possible to the country initiatives which reflect the priorities of New horizons in health;
    (4) to provide a progress report to the Regional Committee at its forty-eighth session.

* WPR/RC47/5 Rev.1

12 September 1996

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