A delegation of Parliamentarians, Government officials and journalists from West Germany visited Nairobi's Parliament Buildings on Saturday (11 September) for talks with Kenya officials on the growth of world population.
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MV German delegation arrives headed by Dr Rinsche & Brigitte Fregh
CU Sign 'What will happen if Kenya's present growth rate continues'
DR Rinsche may by Dr Likimani
MV Conference (L to R) Dr Rinsche Miss Fregh, Miss Githae
MV German Ambassador next to Miss Mudoga
MV Miss Githae
MCV Miss Mudoga & German Ambassador at table (3 shots)
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Background: A delegation of Parliamentarians, Government officials and journalists from West Germany visited Nairobi's Parliament Buildings on Saturday (11 September) for talks with Kenya officials on the growth of world population.
Kenya was their last stop in a tour of five countries where they studied the population problem and obtained a perspective on the measures being taken to curb population growth.
The study tour has been organised under the auspices of the international Planned Parenthood Federation.
SYNOPSIS: In Nairobi on Saturday, a delegation of Parliamentarians, journalists and Government officials from West Germany -- led by Doctor Guenter Rinsche, vice-Chairman of the Overseas Development Committee of the Federal German Parliament and Mayor of the city of Westphalia -- met with Kenyan officials to discuss population control and the problems affecting the world as a result of population growth. Kenya was the last stop on the study group's tour of five developing countries.
Kenya's population has increased primarily because modern technology and preventive medicine have resulted in a healthier society. But Kenyan Government sources say that is the population continues to grow at the present rate -- that is 3.3 per cent -- the country will need 640 more doctors by the year 1980.
Doctor Rinsche was seated with Brigitte Fregh and Miss Muringo Githae, the chief nursing officer for the Ministry of Health. The German delegation comprised five members of the German Bundestag, eight West German Government officials and five members of the German press.
The German Ambassador to Kenya, Doctor Rufus, also attended the session on Saturday and talked to Miss Freda Mudoga, the programme officer for the Family Planning Association in Kenya. Reports said that the session proved fruitful and that both sides had gained from an exchange of information and ideas during the day.
The German study tour, which began on the 27th of August, has been organised under the auspices of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Before arriving in Kenya, the delegation had been holding discussions with the Governments of Iran, India, Thailand and Indonesia.
The most notable features of the discussions in Kenya were the appreciation of the need for more workers in the field of education, health and employment if the population continues at the present rate. The group was scheduled to leave Kenya on Monday for Germany where their findings will be studied in detail.