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    A six-day conference of the African Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) ended?

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    A six-day conference of the African Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) ended in Brazzaville on Tuesday (14 September). Dr. Alfred Quanum, regional director of W.H.O. said the results of the conference had been positive. He stated that new strategies were adopted concerning the health situation in Africa and that there would be improvement in the future. The conference spent much of its time discussing the place of public health education in forming health programmes. It also recommended that national committees be set up to coordinate the fight against Cholera in Africa.

    SYNOPSIS: A six-day conference of the African Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation W.H.O., ended in Brazzaville on Tuesday.

    Doctor Alfred Quenum, Regional Director of the W.H.O., said the results of the conference had been largely positive. He said that new strategies had been adopted concerning the health situation in Africa, and that there is good reason to be confident of the future. The conference recommended that its thirty-one members set up national committees to coordinate the fight against cholera in Africa. Eighteen African countries have suffered cholera outbreaks, during the current epidemic.

    Dr. Dorolle, representing the Director of the W.H.O., congratulated the conference on its success, and said that it would be an example to the five conferences of the other W.H.O. regions in the world.

    The Chairman of the regional session, Mr. Magale expressed his appreciation of the intellectual maturity of the participants, which made the session a success.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEAADX3W9RR9M0KKDRF06WQ3GO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAADX3W9RR9M0KKDRF06WQ3GO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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