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    Twenty experts from eighteen countries attended the opening of a six-day seminar organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Regional Committee in Brazzaville on Wednesday (6 October).

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    Twenty experts from eighteen countries attended the opening of a six-day seminar organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Regional Committee in Brazzaville on Wednesday (6 October).

    The experts are discussing problems concerning health schemes an staff recruitment in an effort to combat disease in Africa.

    The Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Alfred Quenum, officially opened the conference. He then introduced the newly-elected chairman of the conference, Dr. E.G.N. Muzira of Uganda.

    SYNOPSIS: Twenty experts from 18 countries were in Brazzaville on Tuesday for the opening session of a six-day seminar organised by the World Health Organisation African Regional Committee. They were scheduled to discuss disease in Africa.

    Dr. Alfred Quenum, the Regional Director for Africa under the World Health Organisation, officially opened the conference. National health planning was scheduled to take high priority on the list of topics to be discussed. The question of recruitment into the African health services was also discussed on the opening day. The newly-elected Chairman of the session, Doctor Muzira from Uganda, was presented to the conference by Doctor Quenum.

    The role played by auxiliary health personnel in African health teams is already widespread throughout the continent, and according to the World Health Organisation, will become more prominent in the future. It was for the consideration and views on planning, health coverage, and the training of auxiliary teams that the seminar was set up. Over the six days, the delegates aim to identify the problems of combating disease in Africa, and to suggest ways in which solutions can be achieved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73R6CD2U01TCRPSVK9G52C9VM
    Media URN:
    VLVA73R6CD2U01TCRPSVK9G52C9VM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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