Resolution on the Special Fund for Health in Africa


CM/Res.1300 (LII)



RESOLUTION ON THE SPECIAL FUND FOR HEALTH IN AFRICA



The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity, meeting in its Fifty- second Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 3 to 8 July 1990,


Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Declaration AHG/Decl.1 (XXIII) of the OAU Heads of State and Government on “Health – Basis for Development”, as contained in Document CM/1628 (LII),


Considering the recommendation adopted by the Inter-Parliamentary Conference on “Health Basis for Development in Africa” held in Brazzaville from 27 June to 1 July 1988, on the establishment of a Special Fund for Health in Africa (SFHA) under the responsibility of the WHO Regional Office in Africa,


Referring to Resolution C/IDI/Res.3 (III), of the Third Ordinary Session of the African Ministers of Health held Kampala, Uganda, in May 1989,


Considering Resolution AFT/RC 38/R 14 on the Special Fund for Health in Africa adopted by the 38th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa held in Brazzaville from 7 to 14 September 1988, particularly its sub-paragraph 4, which confers a specific mandate on the WHO Regional Director for Africa,


Bearing in mind the practical measures taken by the WHO Regional Director for Africa to ensure the effective launching of the Fund,


Aware of the crucial role which the Fund can play in the implementation of Health Programs in the most under-privileged African Communities, especially in terms of the provision of hard currency for the requisition of modern equipment and materials:


  1. EXPRESSES SATISFACTION at the launching of the Fund by the OAU Secretary-General;


  1. COMMENDS the WHO Regional Director for Africa on the practical and realistic steps taken to implement the Declaration of the OAU Heads of State and Government and EXTENDS its gratitude and appreciation to this;


  1. REQUESTS Member States to set up national mechanisms necessary for the mobilization of funds and their distribution to needy communi ties;


  1. URGES urban and rural communities to establish mutual assistance or solidarity fund for health which could be supplemented by the Special Fund;

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  1. CALLS UPON the international community and more particularly, African executives to participate in the mobilization of resources for the Fund;


  1. CALLS UPON Member States to launch fund-raising campaigns both at national and international levels;


  1. INVITES the OAU Secretary-General in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund to submit a report to the OAU Council of Ministers.

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