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    THE GHANAIAN COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, DR. E. AKWEI, THIS WEEK INAUGURATED WORLD HEALTH DAY DURING?

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    THE GHANAIAN COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, DR. E. AKWEI, THIS WEEK INAUGURATED WORLD HEALTH DAY DURING A CEREMONY AT THE ARTS CENTRE IN ACCRA, THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL. WORLD HEALTH DAY IS BEING HELD TO COINCIDE WITH THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS DR. AKWEI CALLED ON THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD TO FIND WAYS AND MEANS OF EXPLOITING THE LARGE FUND OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AVAILABLE, WITH A VIEW TO BRINGING HEALTH TO MANKIND.

    DR. AKWEI SPOKE ABOUT GHANA'S HEALTH NEEDS AND HOW THEY WERE BEING MET. HE REPORTED ON PROGRESS IN RURAL AREAS, WHERE LONG DISTANCES AND POOR COMMUNICATION OFTEN PROVIDED THE GREATEST PROBLEMS.

    THE HEALTH DAY CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF GHANA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, DIPLOMATS, UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVES IN GHANA AND MEDICAL AND NUTRITION OFFICERS.

    DR.DJUKANGUIC, A REPRESENTATIVE OF W.H.O. IN GHANA, SAID THE WORLD HEALTH BODY ASSISTS THE GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT TO KEEP DOWN DISEASE AND TRAIN DOCTORS AND NURSES.

    DR. K.G. KONUAH, CHAIRMAN OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, TOLD THE AUDIENCE THAT ANY NATION WHICH IGNORED THE HEALTH OF ITS PEOPLE WAS DOOMED TO FAIL.

    A HIGHLIGHT OF THE CELEBRATIONS WAS A NUTRITION EXHIBITION, DEPICTING WELL BALANCED MEALS AVAILABLE IN GHANA FOR BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA64OCGAXACPM8BTEWI68RKS1E
    Media URN:
    VLVAA64OCGAXACPM8BTEWI68RKS1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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