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Background: The 22nd. session of the World Health Organisation's African regional committee began in Congo-Brazzaville on Thursday in the presence of 31 delegates and representatives from several international bodies.
The main working document is the annual report up to June 1971, to be presented by Dr. Alfred million Quenum, Regional Director for Africa.
Proposals will also be studies for the budget and programmers for 1973, amounting to 17 million U.S. dollars (about seven million Sterling).
SYNOPSIS: The 22nd. session of the World Health Organisation's African regional committee began in Congo-Brazzaville on Thursday in the presence of 31 delegates and representatives from several international bodies. On the agenda was the work carried out by the World Health Organisation in the last year, and the programme for the coming year.
The opening speech was by Dr. Charles N'Gouoto, Health Minister of Congo-Brazzaville. As host the welcomed the delegates to the People's Republic. The Mauretania and Chad delegates did not arrive and from Congo-Kinshasa had come word that they would not participants.
A leading speaker was Dr. Alfred Quenum. WHO Director for Africa, who expressed optimism for the future of health projects in Africa, because, he said, responsible Africans had become more and more conscious of all the problems. He was followed by Ghana's Professor F.T. Sai, who reminded delegates of the many problems still awaiting solution.
Dr. Quenum said in his newly published report that cholera was the most worrying problem, and Schistosomiasis was one disease which had gained ground because of the construction of dams with artificial lakes for hydro-electrical and agricultural purposes. Encouraging results have been obtained in the fight against malaria, sleeping sickness, and smallpox. No smallpox cases were reported in West Africa during the year.