Dr. Alfred Quenum, Regional Director for Africa on the World Health Organization (WHO) of the?
GV Conference building.
SCU Hands of Dr. Quenum
SV Dr. Quenum being questioned and speaking.
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 4): QUESTION: Dr. Quenum, could you please define for us the reason for World Health Day in Africa?"
DR. QUENUM: This day is an excellent occasion to discuss and present in terms of health, matters which motivate and mobilise the different people of the group - notably Africa - in the area of public health. So I believe this important occasion to be historically significant and educational in the extreme in a region such as Africa. This is why, on this occasion, we have chosen as our subject "Normal Life for the Diabetic". We have made this choice because it is the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of insulin, and because it is a chronic illness with a very complex metabolic origin - which is of great interest to Africa.
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Background: Dr. Alfred Quenum, Regional Director for Africa on the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations, spoke in Brazzaville on Friday (April 2) on the occasion of World Health Day. Speaking in French, Dr. Quenum, answered questions about the Day and WHO's work: