Cairo Declaration

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Several statements have been issued after international meetings in Cairo. These include a declaration by Allied leaders in World War II in 1943, a declaration on human rights in the Islamic world in 1990, and—the most relevant to public health—the Cairo Declaration that was affirmed by most of the delegates to the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (see http://www.un.org/popin/icpd/conference/bkg/egypt.html). Points emphasized in this Cairo Declaration deal with sustainable development; reproductive health and family planning; services addressing domestic violence, gender equality, and empowerment of women; control of sexually transmitted diseases; health promotion and reduction of morbidity and mortality; and resource mobilization. The conference developed an action plan that has been partly implemented in some countries.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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