In Sudan, doctors from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, who specialise in the health of children, gathered on Saturday (15 December) to discuss the unique medical problems of the young people of their regions.
GV INTERIOR Delegates attending Paediatricians Congress in Friendship hall, Khartoum PAN OVER Hall during opening speech by Doctor Elmageed
GV PAN OVER Delegates as speech continues
SV Delegates listening (2 shots)
SV Minister of Health Mr. Sayed Khalid Hassan Abbas speaking in Arabic
GV Delegates in hall
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Background: In Sudan, doctors from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, who specialise in the health of children, gathered on Saturday (15 December) to discuss the unique medical problems of the young people of their regions. It was the twelfth Congress of the Union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Paediatric Societies.
SYNOPSIS: Representatives from developing countries and the developed nations attended the Khartoum congress, which focused on the health of children throughout the world.
Sudan's Doctor Elmageed greeted the delegates and outlined what the programme organisers hoped to accomplish during the seminars. Specialists were to present papers on such diverse subjects as immunisation programmes in their countries, and the larger subject, of the nutrition of young children.
The Sudanese Minister of Health Mr. Khalid Abbass, spoke about programmes in Sudan designed to tackle the problems of children there. Specialists from his ministry delivered papers about malnutrition in Sudan, and its early diagnosis and treatment. This year's congress had special significance as the United Nations International year of the Child came to an end. It has been a year of naturally embracing preventative health care throughout he world-but especially in the developing world, where childhood diseases still account for a high infant mortality rate.
Delegates were to spend four days exchanging information to help build a generation of healthier children.