A young man is taking a blood sample from a young child who is sitting on her mother's lap; in the background other health workers are sitting at a table, beyond them is a small hut; there are several women and children present. Verso: WHO/12873. World Health Day 1968-Health in the world of tomrorrow. World Health Day marks the anniversary of the coming into force of the Consitution of the World Health Organizations (WHO) on 7 April 1948. "Health in the world of tomorrow" is the theme chosen for 1968. Yesterday it was impossible... "Chemotherapy has already remarkable success to its credit in the fight against endemic diseases in a number of lesser developed countries, without being excessively optimistic, it is possible to predict that in the not too distant future certain diseases which have been major causes of under-development will have disapperared". J.schneifer, Faculty of Medicine, Parie. Our photo: One of the blood-sampling techniques during an epifemiological survey in Togo.
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