Page 1 of 2 pages Commission: Population and Health Session : 14TH MUN 2010 Sponsors : Rwanda, Czech Republic, Croatia, Kenya, Kuwait, NorthKorea, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Bangladesh QUESTION OF: CONSOLIDATING AND RESTRUCTURING THE HEALTH SYSTEM THROUGH EFFECTIVE POLICY MAKING
The General Assembly,
Recognizing the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, and provide access to treatment and healthcare education, Fully believing that the main health system problems identified are lack of money, poor hospital amenities and a general weak primary health care system, Noting with deep concern that there is an acute shortage of medical staff, with only one doctor for every 30,000 people, Alarmed by the fact that the growing number of children, adolescents and women of childbearing age are mostly affected by NCDs (noncommunicable diseases), Deeply concerned by the slow and insufficient progress in providing access to basic sanitation services, and conscious of the impact of poor sanitation on people’s health, poverty reduction and socioeconomic development, Keeping in mind that the existing laws on the Health Insurance Fund are not efficiently implemented in the health sector, Taking into consideration that people who live in poverty undergo inadequate selfcare rather than receive appropriate medical care for their chronic diseases due to the expense of treatment, 1. Appeals to the Red Cross and ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’ to make the provision of medical assistance and training to consolidate health system and its maintenance;
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Commission: Population and Health Sponsors : Rwanda, Czech Republic, Croatia, Kenya, Kuwait, NorthKorea, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Bangladesh 1. Demands the support of the WHO in health research in articulating evidence based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends; 2. Encourages private sectors to invest in basic sanitary facilities to prevent the propagation of malaria and other pandemics; 3. Urges member states to enact a statute on health care institutions which would set the rules for the creation of public health care service plans; 4. Calls upon member states and the international community to raise awareness of good health practices by including sex education in the educational systems; 5. Draws the attention on the need to reduce the high infant mortality rate through sensitisation of the population about the preventive measures against postnatal depressions; 6. Expresses its thanks to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(SIDA) for financial contribution to regional health projects focusing on circulatory system diseases, medical counseling, children health care and post abortion care services; 7. Requests the Global Fund to provide financial support in order to better fill the resource gaps in the health sector; 8. Further requests the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to assist in the development of proper medical infrastructures to cope with the problem of overcrowded hospitals.