TitleMalaria and diarrhoeal diseases, in particular cholera.
Stresses the urgent need to prevent and control these diseases and calls on the international community, especially industrialized countries, to expand, where possible, fund-raising channels and to provide adequate financial resources to countries where the diseases are endemic for the successful implementation of the workplans and the achievement of significant impacts in both the short and medium term, while recognizing that basic and applied research, including research on vaccines, is a priority component of such workplans; welcomes with satisfaction the agreement signed between Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo of Colombia and WHO during the 48th World Health Assembly, in May 1995, by which Dr. Patarroyo donated to WHO the licence of the patent rights and know-how related to the SPf66 anti-malarial vaccine developed by him; urges the Director-General of WHO to continue to provide, in collaboration with the concerned UN agencies and programmes and within the resident coordinator system, technical expertise and support for the agreed strategies and workplans in support of national health development plans and actions in countries where these diseases are rife.
Adopted at the 57th plenary meeting, 28 July 1995. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council: organizational session for 1995, New York, 1 and 7-10 February 1995; resumed organizational session for 1995, New York, 4 and 5 May, 1 and 6 June 1995; substantive session of 1995, Geneva, 26 June-28 July 1995; resumed substantive session of 1995, New York, 25 October, 2 November and 12 December 1995 - E/1995/95 - p. 63 - (ESCOR, 1995, Suppl. no. 1).