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Health Promotion through Islamic Lifestyles: The Amman Declaration, Dr Hussein A. Gezairy, Regional Director WHO EMRO and Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director-General, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, WHO EMRO 1409/1989

The Amman Declaration on Health Promotion

The Consultation on Islamic Lifestyles and their Impact on Health Development and Human Development in General, held in Amman, Jordan, on 19 to 22 Thul-Qa’da, 1409 AH (corresponding to 23-26 June 1989) with a view to achieving Health for All by the Year 2000, hereby issues the following Declaration on Health Promotion:

Whereas the Consultation was convened in response to the urgent need in the Eastern Mediterranean Region for the formulation of health messages to its populations, in language that they can understand and respond to, and for the initiation of health promotion activities, making use of the devotional spirit that characterizes them, and that makes of the religion the authority to which they turn and the stimulus for their survival

Therefore, and based on the deep-rooted health heritage with which the people of the Region have contributed to human civilization, on the goal of WHO aiming at achieving Health for All, on the Alma-Ata Declaration on primary health care, and on the resolution by the World Health Assembly regarding the spiritual dimension; the Consultation declares the following

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