S.Res. 225 (109th): A resolution designating the month of November 2005 as the “Month of Global Health”.

109th Congress, 2005–2006. Text as of Oct 18, 2005 (Resolution Agreed to).

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SRES 225 ATS

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 225

Designating the month of November 2005 as the `Month of Global Health'.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 29, 2005

Mrs. MURRAY (for herself, Mr. SMITH, Mrs. CLINTON, Mr. CORZINE, Ms. CANTWELL, Mr. DAYTON, Ms. LANDRIEU, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. FEINGOLD, and Mr. SANTORUM) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

October 18, 2005

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Designating the month of November 2005 as the `Month of Global Health'.

Whereas child survival is a key element of global health and is of utmost importance to the United States and all countries of the world;

Whereas child survival must be addressed on a global scale;

Whereas increasing child survival rates is critical to population growth in countries around the world;

Whereas child survival depends on access to key nutrients that can avert millions of unnecessary deaths in third world countries from preventable diseases;

Whereas 5 simple interventions, if delivered to children before the age of 5, may significantly increase their chances of survival;

Whereas these 5 interventions--vaccines, antibiotics, Vitamin A and micronutrients, oral rehydration therapy, and insecticide-treated bednets--can be provided to third world countries at minimal cost; and

Whereas 10,000,000 children die each year from preventable diseases in third world countries and 6,000,000 of those deaths could be prevented by the use of these interventions: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the Senate--

      (1) designates the month of November 2005 as the `Month of Global Health';

      (2) reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that children around the world receive the interventions necessary for survival as an integral component of efforts to improve global health; and

      (3) encourages the people of the United States to observe the `Month of Global Health' with appropriate participation in key activities, programs, and fundraising in support of worldwide child survival.