Page 1 of 2 pages Commission : Population and Health Session : 14th MUN 2010 Sponsors : Benin, Burkina Faso, Denmark, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Serbia, United Arab Emirates QUESTION OF: ADOPTING PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO COMBAT GLOBAL HEALTH HAZARDS The General Assembly,
Deeply disturbed by the fact that the flesheating disease, Buruli Ulcer which is a debilitating bacteria, is spreading rapidly across Africa and has been detected mostly in poor communities that live near water, Seeking the UNAIDS world leaders’ intervention to tackle the problem of mother tochild transmission of HIV/AIDS, a scourge which is affecting more than 33.4 million people around the world, Expressing its satisfaction with regard to Global Funds, which have set up a mission to contribute to the reduction of TB disease and which have adopted and implemented costeffective measures, treatment and support intervention, Emphasizing the fact that the whole world can be made polio free, just like Philippines, by securing continuous supply of vaccines which has been approved by UNICEF and, not forgetting that, Pakistan had immunized over 63 million children against polio, Conscious that barriers to effective treatment of mental illness include lack of recognition of the seriousness of the illness and lack of understanding about the benefits of services, Noting with regret that since 1950, there has been a drastic increase in the number of women having breast cancer and that the level has increased by approximately 50%,
1. Draws the attention to the fact that researchers are still unaware of how to diagnose the flesheating disease in order to develop a safe and effective longterm vaccine;
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Commission : Population and Health Sponsors : Benin, Burkina Faso, Denmark, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Serbia, United Arab Emirates 2. Strongly urges for the need to set up a system for tracking and assessing the national response to HIV/AIDS through the following: (a) Antiretroviral therapy must be considered for the treatment of HIV/AIDS; (b)
AntiAIDS clubs must be established in high schools to carry out activities against HIV/AIDS;
NGOs, along with rich countries, must be mobilised in order to help developing countries to ensure full and active participation for a fruitful campaign;
3. Requests support from countries in accessing and managing additional resources including antiTB medicines and other commodities for the fight against TB; 4. Expresses its thanks to the UNICEF and WHO which have contributed in raising funds for continuous supply of vaccines to combat polio; 5. Congratulates the UNICEF for the improvement of maternal and child health (MCH) by providing vaccination facilities to reduce morbidity and mortality; 6. Appeals for existing costeffective treatment to reduce the burden of mental disorders and promote mental health; 7. Further recommends more and more women to undergo mammography which should be free of charge in hospitals so that breast cancer can be detected at an early stage.
Published on Jul 3, 2010
Published on Jul 3, 2010
1. Draws the attention to the fact that researchers are still unaware of how to diagnose the flesheating disease in order to develop a safe...