• Short Summary

    THE ANNUAL MEETING WHICH ALSO MARKS THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, OPENED IN GENEVA TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE ANNUAL MEETING WHICH ALSO MARKS THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, OPENED IN GENEVA TODAY (MONDAY). ONE OF THE MAIN TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED DURING THE THREE-WEEK CONFERENCE WILL BE THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS GERMS.

    THE 129-NATION CONFERENCE WAS DUE TO TAKE AS ONE OF ITS PRIME TOPICS THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN THE AGE OF "JUMBO-JETS". IT WAS ALSO DUE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL SANITARY REGULATIONS TO COMBAT THIS THREAT.

    THE GATHERING WAS ALSO EXPECTED TO DISCUSS ITS 1969 PROGRAMME AND THE BEST WAYS OF SPENDING A WORKING BUDGET OF 60,645,000 U.S. DOLLARS - APPROXIMATELY GBP25,268,000 STERLING.

    POLITICS WERE EXPECTED TO ENTER THIS YEAR'S MEETING WHEN DELEGATES VOTE ON EAST GERMANY'S REQUEST FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNITED NATIONS BODY. ONLY A SIMPLE MAJORITY IS NEEDED AND EAST GERMANY WAS BELIEVED TO STAND A FAIR CHANCE OF COLLECTING THE NECESSARY 65 VOTES.

    THE ORGANISATION'S 1969 BUDGET PROVIDES FOR STEPPED-UP CAMPAIGNS AGAINST MALARIA AND SMALLPOX AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF WATCHDOG SYSTEMS TO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF DISEASE. IT WAS ALSO EXPECTED TO LAY MORE STRESS THAN EVER BEFORE ON SOLVING THE SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS, NURSES AND OTHER MEDICAL STAFF.

    ONE MEDICAL RESEARCH, MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF THE TOTAL BUDGET WAS EXPECTED TO BE ALLOCATED TO THE STUDY OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE SUCH AS CANCER, HEART COMPLAINTS AND MENTAL SICKNESS.

    THE ASSEMBLY WAS EXPECTED TO BE ASKED TO APPROVED THE RE-ELECTION OF DR. MAROLINO GOMES CANDAU, THE BRAZILIAN WHO HAS BEEN WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DIRECTOR-GENERAL SINCE 1953. THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY WAS EXPECTED TO BE DR. T. SODA, OF JAPAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MCKUQVHNHV9NEU5XOR24GZYV
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MCKUQVHNHV9NEU5XOR24GZYV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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