United Nations
E/CN.9/1998/4

Economic and Social Council
Distr.: General
3 December 1997
Original: English

Commission on Population and Development
Thirty-first session
23-27 February 1998
Item 4 of the provisional agenda*
Follow-up actions to the recommendations of
the International Conference on Population
and Development

Summary

The present report has been prepared in response to resolutions 1995/55 and 1996/2 of the Economic and Social Council. It is based on the replies of 17 member organizations of the ACC Task Force on Basic Social Services for All to a request for information on the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development with respect to the theme of the Commission on Population and development at its thirty-first session, "Health and mortality, with special emphasis on the linkages between health and development, and on gender and age".

The report presents an overview of the activities of the Task Force; discusses Task Force member organizations' work in the areas of primary health care, child survival and health, women's health and safe motherhood, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); notes the technology, research and development work undertaken by Task Force member organizations; and concludes by highlighting key lessons learned through the experience of the Task Force.

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*E/CN.9/1998/1.


I. Introduction 1-2
II. Overview of Task Force activities 3-7
III. Primary health care and the health-care sector 8-23
Elderly people and persons with disabilities 17-23
IV. Child survival and health 24-34
V. Women's health and safe motherhood 35-45
VI. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

46-56

VII. Technology, research and development 57-62
VIII. Conclusion 63-66