The Health Ministers of Negara Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore and the Kingdom of Thailand: 

RECALLING the Declaration of the Second ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting in Manila 24 July 1980; 

REEMPHASISING the importance of health in socioeconomic development and the global strategy of Health for All by the year 2000; 

MINDFUL of the benefits of effective regional collaboration among countries; 

TAKING NOTE of progress made in promoting and implementing collaboration in health among ASEAN countries; 

RECOGNISING the need to further step up collaboration in health development among ASEAN countries; 

RECOGNISING further the need to strengthen the present ASEAN mechanism for collaboration in health; 

RESOLVE that existing ASEAN mechanism for collaboration in health be studied and further strengthened by changing the concept of the Expert Group on Health and Nutrition into a more effective Regional Development Board for Health and Nutrition with functions as attached hereto. 

DONE in Pattaya, Thailand, on the ninth day of March 1984.