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    The 23rd World Health Assembly opened in Geneva on Tuesday (5 May) with substantial representation from African countries.

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    The 23rd World Health Assembly opened in Geneva on Tuesday (5 May) with substantial representation from African countries.

    Delegates from more than 10 African countries including Gabon and the Ivory Coast were on hand to hear some of the Organisation's achievements in 1969. Director-General Dr. Marcolino Candau reported that Malaria had been eradicated in 37 countries and that the WHO was helping a total 73 countries in their fight against the disease.

    On tuberculosis, Dr. Candau's report said that hopes for a reduction in the disease now lie not so much in the discovery of new drugs as in the continuous and regular administration of existing ones.

    The WHO has also been active in fighting virus diseases like influenza and leprosy, has been researching nutrition problems and protein rich foods and has supported family planning programmes in some 30 countries.

    The organisation was involved in more than 1500 projects in 141 countries and territories last year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4MI7G0VN21NZSB75294TLR9I
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4MI7G0VN21NZSB75294TLR9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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