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Rapid spread of TB, AIDS discussed by World Health Assembly - includes brief updates on health improvement developments - United Nations developments.
UN Chronicle. 1993 Sep; 30(3): p..The rapid worldwide spread of diseases, such as tuberculosis (TB) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was a focus of discussions at the forty-sixth World Health Assembly (Geneva, 3-14 May). Plans of the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight health scourges, old and new, were outlined in resolutions adopted by the Assembly. A new Global Strategy for Health and Environment, an outcome of "Agenda 21" - the action programme adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro - was endorsed. It warned that sustainable development was possible only when special attention was given to health and environment-related matters. WHO was asked to carry out prospective studies on potential environmental hazards to human health. (excerpt)