CD15/23: Inter country exchange of teaching and other health personnel

Publication year: 1964

In Resolution XXV adopted at its XIV Meeting, the Directing Council requested that the Director study the opportunities for interchange of teaching and other health personnel among countries. The report, prepared at the request of the Council with the expert advice of a consultant in this field, summarizes factual information on activities of interchange or related to them, in the past few years.

Nearly a century and a half ago the following statement appeared:

"In an infant country like ours, we must much depend for improvement on the science of other countries, longer established, possessing better means, and more advanced than we are. To prohibit us from the benefit of foreign light is to consign us to long darkness". Thus Thomas Jefferson in 1820 recognized the need for technical assistance. Exchange of profesional people is one of its finest forms. (AU)