The African regional body of the World Health Organisation convened in Congo-Brazzaville on Thursday, under the chairmanship of the Regional Director of the W.
Delegates in conference.
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Background: The African regional body of the World Health Organisation convened in Congo-Brazzaville on Thursday, under the chairmanship of the Regional Director of the W.H.O., Doctor Alfred Quenum.
The meeting is being attended by 54 civil servants attached to the health ministeries of 28 African nations.
The work of the regional organisation is to employ local health services effectively in the general campaign against contagious diseases affecting Africa. These include typhoid, cholera yellow fever and tuberculosis, and serious non-contagious disease, such as malaria.
The World Health Organisation is now in its twentieth year. The regional headquarters in Brazzaville is also interested in the standardisation of health services in Africa, which is considered a major step towards control and eventual eradication of serious disease.