oa South African Medical Journal - Developments in the World Health Organisation
|Article Title||Developments in the World Health Organisation|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Member, Executive Board, WHO.|
|Publication Date||Jul 1949|
|Pages||608 - 612|
|Keyword(s)||Activities, FAO, WHO and World Health Organisation|
The 1946 International Health Conference in New York prepared a constitution for a World Health Organisation. The necessary ratifications by governments being forthcoming the Organisation came into being with the First World Health Assembly in Geneva in 1948. The Assembly prepared a programme for 1949 providing for general international epidemiological, statistical and standardisation services: educational services and 11 special programme including six subjects as first priorities. A regional organisation was outlined and agreements for co-operation with other international agencies prepared. The first Executive Board was elected with the gratifying inclusion of South Africa.
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