• Short Summary

    The World Health Organisation's annual assembly in Geneva on Tuesday (15 May) hailed progress in wiping ut smallpox throughout the world.

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    GV EXTERIOR flags PAN to building
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    GV PAN INTERIOR conference hall
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    CU & GV Delegates from Korea, Senegal, Japan and Ghana (4 shots) watching Sudanese delegate receive medal
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    Sudanese delegate receives medal
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    SV Conference dispersing
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    MV Delegates congratulate Sudanese
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The World Health Organisation's annual assembly in Geneva on Tuesday (15 May) hailed progress in wiping ut smallpox throughout the world. A high priority was given to continuing the campaign to eradicate the disease totally. The 137-nation assembly heard that the number of countries recording smallpox has diminished steadily since 1967 -- from 42 countries in that year to nine in 1973. Bangladesh and the northern states of India are still the worst affected.

    During yesterday's session in Geneva, delegates saw a member of the Sudanese delegation receive the Shousha Foundation medal and prize. It is awarded annually to someone who has made a particular contribution to the study of a selected health problem. The man to receive the award yesterday was Dr. Ahmed El Halawani of Sudan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5W62GIYCU67RBD50DD745CK2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5W62GIYCU67RBD50DD745CK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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