• Short Summary

    THE THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF WEST AFRICA OPENED IN ACCRA YESTERDAY.

  • Description

    THE THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF WEST AFRICA OPENED IN ACCRA YESTERDAY.

    THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE HAS "LIVER DISEASE IN AFRICA" AS ITS THEME. DELEGATES FROM SENEGAL, NIGERIA, TOGO, GHANA AND THE IVORY COAST ARE ATTENDING.

    GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, DR. AKWEI, SAID MOST OF THE LIVER DISEASES FOUND IN WEST AFRICA ARE THE RESULT OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF THE AREA.

    ALTHOUGH ALCOHOLISM WAS NOT PECULIAR TO AFRICA, SAID DR. AKWEI, IT CAN ASSUME PUBLIC HEALTH IMPORTANCE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DISREGARDS ITS PHYSICIANS IGNORES QUALITY CONTROL OF LIQUOR, AND ALLOWS ILLICIT DISTILLERIES TO INCREASE.

    MALARIA TOO, WAS STILL A DANGER TO HEALTH, AND DR. AKWEI NOTED THAT IT WAS THE HIGHEST SINGLE CAUSE OF CERTIFIED DEATH IN GHANA IN 1967.

    IN CONCLUSION, THE DOCTOR STRESSES THE OPPORTUNITY THE CONFERENCE OFFERED FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSION TO FOSTER GOOD INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

    PROFESSOR M. SANKALE, DEAN OF THE MEDICAL FACULTY OF DAKAR UNIVERSITY, WHO IS THE ASSOCIATION'S PRESIDENT, ALSO DREW ATTENTION TO ITS ROLE IN FOSTERING AFRICAN UNITY.

    CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE ASSOCIATION'S MEMBERS COULD BRING INCREASED MEDICAL EFFICIENCY. THE PROFESSOR THANKED THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR ORGANISING THE CONFERENCE SO SUCCESSFULLY.

    LATER IN THE DAY, DR. AKWEI OPENED A MEDICAL EXHIBITION HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L34RDOJ08E3B4QSWVUC3H3FZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L34RDOJ08E3B4QSWVUC3H3FZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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