• Short Summary

    Medical delegates from 36 African states are considering ways of improving medical care in the rural areas of the continent, at the 24th session of the African Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR conference building
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    2.
    SV Guard of Honour outside conference
    0.11

    3.
    SV Motorcycle escort with car of President Ngouabi
    0.18

    4.
    SV Flag
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    5.
    SV President Ngouabi (back to camera) greets Dr. Kano (man with red hat) and Dr. Quenum, Regional Director of WHO
    0.34

    6.
    SV Soldier looks on
    0.35

    7.
    SV INTERIOR delegates stand as officials enter
    0.43

    8.
    SCU Dr. Quenum speaking
    0.43

    9.
    SV PAN ACROSS delegates listening
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    10.
    SCU Delegates listening
    0.53

    11.
    GV Dr. Kano speaking
    0.58

    12.
    CU Delegate from Chad listening
    1.01

    13.
    SV Delegate from the Congo
    1.04

    14.
    SV President Ngouabi speaking
    1.10

    15.
    CU and SV Delegates applaud (2 shots)
    1.15



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Medical delegates from 36 African states are considering ways of improving medical care in the rural areas of the continent, at the 24th session of the African Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    The conference in Brazzaville, capital of the People's Republic of the Congo, was opened by the Congo leader President Marien Ngouabi on Wednesday (September 4).

    Dr. Alfred Quenum, who was elected to a third five-year term as African Regional Director of the WHO, told delegates it was a good opportunity to consider the injustice of the uneven distribution of clinics and hospitals and how the majority of the people, living in rural areas, had a right to equal medical services.

    Dr. Aminu Kano, Nigerian Federal Health Commissioner, paid tribute to all efforts of all those deployed by the United Nations to help the drought victims of West Africa.

    For the first time Guinea-Bissau and Namibia (South West Africa) are represented at a session of the regional Committee. They were admitted as member and associate member respectively by the 27th World Health Assembly.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRUEEOIV19J1IQHOEDU3KG78K
    Media URN:
    VLVACRUEEOIV19J1IQHOEDU3KG78K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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