X Pan American Santiary Conference

RESOLUTIONS


CSP10.R1    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference approves the amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau appearing in the Transactions, with reference to annual quotas for the Bureau, membership of the Directing Council, and organization of the Pan American Sanitary Conferences and of the Pan American Conferences of National Directors of Health.
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CSP10.R2    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference joins in the resolution proposed by the Delegation of Peru, expressing appreciation to the United States Public Health Service for the valuable cooperation it has rendered to the Pan American Sanitary Bureaus thereby making it possible to extend technical assistance to the countries of Latin America.
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CSP10.R3    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference In view of the progress already achieved in public health organization by various countries, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference reiterates the recommendations of previous conferences in reference to coordination of all public health activities under a common technical administration. The Conference likewise reiterates the recommendations of previous conferences concerning selection, permanence, regular promotion, and adequate remuneration of public health personnel.
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CSP10.R4    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference expresses the hope that, in the countries where public health is not a profession, it be established as such on the basis of the merit system, following the creation: of schools of hygiene for special training of physicians and instruction of auxiliary personnel.
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CSP10.R5    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that the Pan American Sanitary Bureau appoint a special committee to undertake a thorough study of bills of health in the American Republics.

It recommends that the Pan American Sanitary Bureau seek means to facilitate in the countries of America the use of efficient and economical methods for the sanitary treatment of vessels.

In view of the present and future importance of aerial navigation from the standpoint of international public health, the Conference recommends that a committee be appointed by the Pan American Sanitary Bureau to study and review the provisions now in force on this subject, with a view to their incorporation in the Pan American Sanitary Code.

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CSP10.R6    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that public health nursing staffs be established in Health Departments, or expanded if already existing.
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CSP10.R7    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that the practice of including bureaus of vital statistics under Public Health Departments be generally adopted in the countries that are members of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau.
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CSP10.R8    To those countries that have no National Pharmacopoeia, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that, following similar action by various nations of the Continent, and if deemed advisable, the Spanish edition of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States be adopted as a useful means of achieving uniform control of medicinal products.
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CSP10.R9    With the conviction that in order to assure further advancement in public health in the nations of America it is essential that institutes be established for purposes of research and training in connection with diseases of public health concern, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that said institutes be established in the near future in the countries that do not have them, following as far as possible the standards prepared by the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, in accordance with the resolution approved by the Ninth Pan American Sanitary Conference.
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CSP10.R10    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that the governments of the countries of America prepare for the next Pan American Sanitary Conference as much material as possible for an international health exposition, showing the progress achieved in the various countries in combating disease, and emphasizing the most effective methods of public health education and information.
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CSP10.R11    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference commends: The National Department of Health of Chile for its exhibition of a valuable public health museum and excellent material at the health exposition recently held; Uruguay for the wall posters exhibited at the exposition, showing how the problem of nutrition is being solved by that Republic; and the Ministry of Public Health of Colombia for its contribution to the exposition.
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CSP10.R12    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference expresses its satisfaction with the reports of the delegates of various countries concerning the results of social security legislation; the benefits of this system are hereby recognized, and it is submitted to the governments of the countries where it has not been enacted, for consideration and adoption as a group health insurance measure.
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CSP10.R13    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference expresses its satisfaction with the work and reports of the Nutrition Committee of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and of the delegations of several countries; recommends that this Committee be established on a permanent basis; urges the authorities of the American Republics to give careful consideration to the recommendations and conclusions of the Committee's report; and further recommends that the health departments of the nations of America continue to develop their work on food and nutrition as public health activities.
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CSP10.R14    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference deems it desirable for public health authorities to participate in the activities of community restaurants, whether public or private, for school children and adults, for the purpose of educating the public on a well balanced diet at a minimum cost.
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CSP10.R15    With reference to the sanitation of drinking water supplies in the several countries, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference deems that it would be especially desirable to prepare minimum standards applicable to water intended for human consumption, covering bacteriological and chemical characteristics. In order to carry out this resolution the Conference recommends that the experts of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau communicate with those of other countries for the purpose of preparing these standards and issuing as soon as possible an Instruction Manual to focus the attention of public health authorities on water supply problems.
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CSP10.R16    In view of the desirability of standardizing sanitation procedures for sanitary engineering departments, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that a Pan American Conference of the Sanitary Engineers of the departments of health of the American nations be held under the auspices of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau.
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CSP10.R17    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference expresses the hope that special courses in sanitary engineering will be offered as soon as possible by universities in those countries that do not have them, thus providing for the training of technical personnel in sanitary engineering.
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CSP10.R18    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference has noted the progress of the nations of the Continent in the building of economic and sanitary homes for the people; commends this achievement that assures further advancement for the peoples of America; and recommends that this important public health work be continued.
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CSP10.R19    In view of the need for a readily available and permanent supply of reference standards for biologic products, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference suggests that the Health Section of the League of Nations be requested to designate, through the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, the Bacteriological Institute of Buenos Aires to manufacture or serve as depository for said standards.
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CSP10.R20     The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference commends the Governments of America that have special laws on maternal welfare such as enacted recently by the Republic of Colombia.
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CSP10.R21    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that the laws of American countries incorporate the principle of compulsory reporting of pregnancy as a legal basis for maternal and child welfare.
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CSP10.R22    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends the compulsory reporting of births to public health authorities in those countries where this measure is not yet in force.
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CSP10.R23    For those countries where it appears that scientific obstetrical care does not reach the entire population, and is managed in rural districts by non-graduate midwives, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that public health authorities endeavor to provide adequate training for midwives and supervise their activities.
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CSP10.R24    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference resolves: That the last day of session of the Pan American Sanitary Conferences shall be considered as the Third Pan American Conference on Eugenics and Homiculture, having on the agenda the subject of child hygiene; and that if it appears desirable, said Conference may be continued during the forth coming Pan American Child Congress in Costa Rica in1939. It is recommended that future Conferences on Eugenics and Homiculture held in conjunction with Pan American Child Congresses.
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CSP10.R25    Flaying considered the control methods adopted for the sale of narcotic drugs, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that public health authorities attend to this problem and report their results to the Pan American Sanitary Bureau in order that other nations of the Continent may be informed.
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CSP10.R26    Having received reports on the outstanding achievements of the Rockefeller Foundation in yellow fever research, and having heard the comments of the delegates who have observed the investigations in South America, and considering that yellow fever is a disease of the greatest public health as well as commercial importance to all of the American Republics, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference expresses gratitude and profound admiration for the work on prevention and research by the Rockefeller Foundation in the control of yellow fever.
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CSP10.R27    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference commends to the Nobel Prize Committee for consideration for the Nobel Prize the investigators who have for the past twelve years carried on important research on yellow fever.
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CSP10.R28    On the basis of the work done in yellow fever vaccination as a most efficient means for the prevention of jungle yellow fever, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends to the Governments of America that they establish vaccination facilities for persons residing in areas affected or menaced by this disease.
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CSP10.R29    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that the subject of "cardiovascular diseases from the public health standpoint" be included in the agenda for the next Pan American Sanitary Conference. The Conference suggests that the governments of the nations of America authorize the departments concerned to lend effective and decided support to research on cardiovascular diseases from the public health standpoint.
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CSP10.R30    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference feels that amebiasis should be given careful consideration as a public health problem in America, and therefore recommends that Health Departments undertake studies for the purpose of (a) determining the incidence of the disease and its clinical and especially atypical forms; (b) developing standard methods of diagnosis; (c) making a comparative study of treatment methods with a view to improvement; and (d) expanding public health information and education activities.
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CSP10.R31    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that research work on leprosy be given special attention by the proper authorities for the purpose of improving preventive measures in the campaign against this disease in the nations of the American Continent; commends the health departments of the Republics of Brazil and Colombia for their efforts toward the prevention of leprosy; and further recommends that the resolutions of the International Congress on Leprosy, held in Cairo in March of this year, be given due consideration.
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CSP10.R32    In view of the importance of malaria, and the need for acquiring additional knowledge of this disease, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends:

That the Pan American Sanitary Bureau be authorized to appoint a Committee of Experts to undertake, in cooperation with the public health authorities of the nations of the Continent, a study of the present state of our knowledge of malaria in America with special reference to problems that require solution. The general report of the Committee should be submitted to the next Conference of Directors of Health.

That in addition to the program agreed upon, a special study be undertaken by the Committee on every phase of the following matters:

That the Bureau be further authorized to communicate with the International Commission on Nomenclature of Causes of Death suggesting the inclusion of bilious hemoglobinuric fever (blackwater fever) as section (c) under number 38, malaria, in the International List of Causes of Death.

That the Governments of the nations of America where malaria is prevalent be urged to determine the numerical importance of deaths appearing under the heading of "unknown causes."

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CSP10.R33    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference joins in the resolution proposed by various delegations commending both the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and Dr. John D. Long for the cooperative campaign in the control and reduction of plague in South America, and wishes to emphasize the value and importance of the work done in combating this disease in several countries of America.
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CSP10.R34    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference commends the progress made as shown by the contributions on control and prevention of typhus fever in America, and recommends that the work be continued, especially in research on immunological methods for the control of this disease.
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CSP10.R35    In view of the increase of Chagas' disease, especially among the inhabitants of rural districts in certain countries, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference suggests that research on this disease be further extended with a view to its prevention.
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CSP10.R36    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference has noted the important contributions on the problem of tuberculosis and the efforts of the various countries to mitigate its ravages, and recommends that every specialized attention be given constantly to this disease, and that sufficient funds be appropriated to make further advances in its control.
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CSP10.R37    Having heard various important reports on the problem of combating venereal disease, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference commends the Governments and institutions of the countries that have undertaken this work, which should be of considerable benefit to the peoples of the Continent. In order that the experience acquired may become generally available, the Conference resolves that the reports be gathered in summarized form to serve as a guide in the campaign against venereal disease in all the nations of the Continent.
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CSP10.R38    In view of the primary importance of laboratory methods for the diagnosis, control of treatment and proof of cure of venereal diseases, the Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference recommends that laboratories be accorded the leadership to which they are entitled, and that all laboratory diagnostic procedures be supervised, directed and given support in every country by the government department charged with prevention of venereal disease.
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CSP10.R39    The Tenth Pan American Sanitary Conference commends and thanks:
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The Government and the people of the Republic of Colombia for the generous and cordial hospitality extended in every respect to the delegates. This resolution includes also the Municipal Council of the City of Bogota and the Ministry of Labor, Public Health and Social Welfare for the reception accorded the delegates upon their arrival in Colombia.

The Organizing Committee and especially its President, Dr. Jorge Bejarano, for their excellent work.

The Officers of the Conference for their constant and untiring efforts, which contributed in a large measure to the success of the meetings.

The Director of the National Library, Mr. Daniel Samper Ortega, for his courtesy in making the halls of the Library available for the sessions of the Conference.

The Academy of Medicine and other medical and allied societies for the courtesies extended to the delegates.

The Pan American Sanitary Bureau for its active and constant cooperation in the preparatory work and organization of the Conference.

The special representatives of the Health Section of the League of Nations, of the International Office of Public Health of Paris, of the International Labor Office, and of the Rockefeller Foundation.

The press of Colombia and the broadcasting stations of the city of Bogota for the extensive publicity given to the Conference.

Steamship and air lines that granted special discounts for transportation of the delegates.

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CSP10.R40   In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, the following were elected members of the Directing Council: Honorary President:
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CSP10.R41    It was unanimously agreed that the Eleventh Pan American Sanitary Conference be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1942, the exact date to be specified by the Government of Brazil.
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