• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT, OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) OPENED A NEW GBP486,000 STERLING AFRICAN REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AT DJOUE, ABOUT SEVEN MILES (12 KILOMETRES) FROM THE CONGOLESE CAPITAL.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT ALPHONSE MASSAMBA-DEBAT, OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) OPENED A NEW GBP486,000 STERLING AFRICAN REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AT DJOUE, ABOUT SEVEN MILES (12 KILOMETRES) FROM THE CONGOLESE CAPITAL.

    AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE PRESIDENT CONFERRED CONGOLESE HONOURS ON WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DIRECTOR-GENERAL, DR. MARCOLINO CANDAU OF BRAZIL AND THE AFRICAN DIRECTOR, DR. ALFRED QUENUM OF DAHOMEY. THE DECORATIONS WERE AWARDED FOR THE DEVOTION OF THE TWO MEN TO AFRICA.

    THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTION OF GBP357,000 STERLING TOWARDS THE COST OF THE NEW THREE-STOREY BUILDING CAME FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION. THE REMAINDER CAME FROM THE 29 MEMBER STATES OF THE ORGANISATION'S AFRICAN REGION.

    MANY OF THE AFRICAN HEALTH MINISTERS WHO TODAY (MONDAY) ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE 17TH SESSION OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION REGIONAL COMMITTEE FOR AFRICA WERE PRESENT AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW CENTRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3N18H1CGAB35GCDV50GSFMWEI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3N18H1CGAB35GCDV50GSFMWEI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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