• Short Summary

    Officials from Central and Western African countries met in the Ivory Coast on Monday (27 November) to review the progress of medical care in their nations and exchange information on future plans for improving medical facilities, the conference paid special attention to childhood diseases and preventative care.

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    Officials from Central and Western African countries met in the Ivory Coast on Monday (27 November) to review the progress of medical care in their nations and exchange information on future plans for improving medical facilities, the conference paid special attention to childhood diseases and preventative care.

    SYNOPSIS: The conference took place at he Ivory Coast's National Institute for Public Health in Abidjan. It was opened by the Minister of State for Public Health and Population in the Republic of the Ivory Coast, Monsieur Jean Baptiste Mockey. The five day conference was attended by the regional African Director of the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) and delegates from more than twenty countries in Central and West Africa. Discussions concerned ways to improve national and regional health planning and management.

    The Ivory Coast has made health care, and especially antenatal and infant care, a major priority. Education programmes stress the importance of a strong and healthy first five years for children. The Ivory Coast is currently implementing a comprehensive programme of infant vaccination against diseases such as measles and smallpox which have always taken a heavy toll on the infant African population.

    Mothers are given instruction in preventative care, and urged to bring their children to community clinics regularly. This is one of the major objectives of the Central and West African countries -- to implement effective health systems.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA77HD5L7ADLCBNWO3OML6RTLZ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA77HD5L7ADLCBNWO3OML6RTLZ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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