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    DR. ALFRED QUENUM, REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR AFRICA OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, SAID THAT HE?

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    DR. ALFRED QUENUM, REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR AFRICA OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, SAID THAT HE CONSIDERED INTEGRATION OF THE PREVENTIVE, CURATIVE AND MATERNAL AND CHILD-HEALTH SERVICES A KEY CONCEPT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTHY, WHICH WAS INVISIBLE, AND OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, WHICH WAS ESSENTIAL TO COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, WHEN HE SPOKE AT THE OPENING ON MONDAY (10 NOVEMBER) OF THE SEMINAR ON THE ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF MATERNAL AND CHILD-HEALTH SERVICES THAT IS BEING HELD IN BRAZZAVILLE UNTIL 21 NOVEMBER.

    FORTY-THREE HEALTH OFFICIALS FROM 27 AFRICAN COUNTRIES, REPRESENTATIVES OF UNICEF, THE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S CENTRE, AND WHO STAFF IN A NUMBER OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE SEMINAR.

    DR. QUENUM ADDED THAT ALTHOUGH THE CARE OF MOTHERS AND CHILDREN WAS A SPECIFIC ACTIVITY IT WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE REGULAR SERVICES.

    IN HIS OPENING SPEECH, DR. QUENUM SAID: "THIS SEMINAR SHOULD BE SEEN AS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF SIMILAR MEETINGS - THAT AT IBADAN IN 1961, ON MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH; THAT AT KAMPALA IN 1965, WHICH ENABLED GROUPS OF PROFESSORS TO HAVE VALUABLE EXCHANGES OF VIEWS ON PAEDIATRIC PROBLEMS, TRAINING METHODS, CURRICULA AND RESEARCH PROGRAMMES, THAT AT BRAZZAVILLE IN 1967 - THE TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS OF THE SEVENTEENTH SESSION OF THE WHO REGIONAL COMMITTEE WHICH WERE ESPECIALLY CONCERNED WITH THE HEALTH PROBLEMS OF PRE-SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN.

    "IF YOU VIEW THE SEMINAR IN THIS CONTEXT, YOU WILL READILY SEE WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AND BE ABLE TO PLAN OUR FUTURE COURSES MORE REALISTICALLY, TAKING BETTER ACCOUNT OF THE LIMITED RESOURCES AND DIFFICULT CONDITIONS PECULIAR TO THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION."
    DR. QUENUM ASKED THE SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS NOT TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE OBJECTIVES, WHICH WERE TO DEFINE THE PROBLEMS, TO DETERMINE ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES FOR SOLVING THEM, AND TO ELABORATE AND SET UP A SYSTEM FOR PERMANENT EVALUATION OF THE PROGRESS MADE. HE SAID THE EVALUATION, WHICH HE CONSIDERED OF FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH, "SHOULD ENABLE YOU TO REORGANISE YOUR STRUCTURES AND TO REORIENTATE YOUR PROGRAMMES AT ANY TIME IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVOLUTION OF THE HEALTH, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS OF YOUR COUNTRIES." MME. M. LY, PRINCIPAL OF THE MEDICAL CENTRE IN DAKAR, SENEGAL, WAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE SEMINAR AND DR. A.R.O. CHINERY, MEDICAL OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE KANESHIE PROJECT IN GHANA, WAS ELECTED VICE-CHAIRMAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB96RTAYSL4VVFTS4I9PS6ROIT
    Media URN:
    VLVAB96RTAYSL4VVFTS4I9PS6ROIT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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