• Short Summary

    THE GHANA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS CELEBRATED ITS 13TH ANNIVERSARY ON FRIDAY (JULY 14).

  • Description

    THE GHANA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS CELEBRATED ITS 13TH ANNIVERSARY ON FRIDAY (JULY 14). THE ANNIVERSARY WAS MARKED BY A MEETING OF THE SOCIETY AT THE ARTS CENTRE IN ACCRA.

    THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF GHANA MEDICAL SERVICES, DR. P.M.J. PHILIPS, WAS GUEST SPEAKER. HE SAID THE EFFICIENCY AND OUTPUT OF A COUNTRY'S HEALTH INSTITUTIONS DEPENDED ON THE SUPPORT OF ALL THOSE CONNECTED WITH THE HEALTH NEEDS OF THE COUNTRY, AND THAT THE SPIRIT OF TEAM WORK MUST FIRST FIND EXPRESSION AMONG THE PROFESSIONALS AND TECHNICIANS WHO WORK IN THE DIFFERENT HEALTH INSTITUTIONS.

    THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY THE SOCIETY'S NATIONAL COUNCIL, REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND NURSES.

    DR. PHILIPS TOLD THE MEETING THAT THE TREND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD WAS FOR GOVERNMENTS TO ESTABLISH AND DEVELOP THE NECESSARY NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES AND THUS ASSUME MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HEALTH OF THEIR PEOPLES BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

    THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIETY, DR. C.E.P. SAMARASINGHE, SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, SAID THAT APART FROM HELP THE SOCIETY WAS RECEIVING FROM INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS WITHIN GHANA, IT ALSO RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS FOR THE PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS IN GHANA.

    NATIONAL TREASURER OF THE SOCIETY, MR. J.S. BUADOO, SAID IN HIS ANNUAL REPORT THAT THE SOCIETY WAS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS. EIGHT NEW BRANCHES HAD BEEN FORMED AND 11,312 PEOPLE WERE VACCINATED AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS. IN GHANA LAST YEAR 585 CASES WERE DETECTED.

    THE FOUNDER AND VICE-PATRON OF THE SOCIETY, MR. A.C. SALAMI TOOK THE CHAIR AT THE MEETING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7AO6CRZPSCDMIQ1QRWB6DDW2G
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AO6CRZPSCDMIQ1QRWB6DDW2G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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