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    UGANDA'S VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. JOHN BABIIHA, SPOKE OF THE NEED FOR CLOSER AND MORE MEANINGFUL CO-OPERATION?

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    UGANDA'S VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. JOHN BABIIHA, SPOKE OF THE NEED FOR CLOSER AND MORE MEANINGFUL CO-OPERATION IN THE MEDICAL FIELD WHEN HE FORMALLY OPENED THE SECOND COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN KAMPALA YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    THE DELEGATES WERE WELCOMED ON THE STEPS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING BY MR. LWAMAFA, THE UGANDA MINISTER OF HEALTH, AND MR. ARNOLD SMITH, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT.

    THE CONFERENCE IS ATTENDED BY MINISTERS AND OTHER DELEGATES FROM 28 COUNTRIES, AMONG THEM REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTSWANA, THE UNITED KINGDOM, UGANDA, PAKISTAN, TANZANIA, SWAZILAND AND KENYA.

    WELCOMING THE DELEGATES ON BEHALF OF THE UGANDA GOVERNMENT, MR. BABIIHA SAID THAT THE YOUNG, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH WERE HANDICAPPED BY LACK OF MEDICAL MANPOWER.

    A COMBINED PLANNING FOR TRAINING PERSONNEL FOR TRAINING PERSONNEL FOR DEFINITE JOBS WAS ESSENTIAL, HE SAID, AND THE MATERIAL TO BE TRAINED SHOULD BE FOUND IN THE COUNTRIES CONCERNED.

    MR. SMITH SAID THAT THE PRESENT MEETING WOULD REVIEW THE PROGRESS ON INTRA-COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL CO-OPERATION, CONSIDER WHETHER ANY IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS WERE DESIRABLE TO PRESENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR MUTUAL ASSISTANCE, CONSULTATION AND PLANNING, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENTS.

    THE UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION WAS LED BY BRITAIN'S MINISTER OF HEALTH, MR. KENNETH ROBINSON, WHO REPLIED TO MR. BABIIHA.

    THE MAIN AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE ARE TO ENABLE COMMONWEALTH MEMBERS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION.

    THE PAPERS BEFORE THE CONFERENCE INCLUDE MANY SUGGESTIONS FOR POOLING EXPERT RESOURCES AND FOR EXCHANGING PERSONNEL.

    THE POPULATION EXPLOSION IS A PROBLEM IN MANY COUNTRIES, AND THE CONFERENCE IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE ROLE OF MEDICINE IN FAMILY PLANNING IN THE CONTEXT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND CHILD WELFARE.

    THE CONFERENCE IS CONTINUING IN CLOSED SESSION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36L8A6PGSAYSF9KOPSY2260M7
    Media URN:
    VLVA36L8A6PGSAYSF9KOPSY2260M7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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