CD12/17: Educational needs for health personnel in the Americas

Publication year: 1960

Adequate professional education is one of the basic requisites for the progressive improvement of health services in the Americas, The Director, in presenting his 1958 Annual Report to the Directing Council, called attention to the governments increasing requests for collaboration in the training of physicians, sanitary and industrial engineers, nurses, dentists, and other public health workers, as well as specialists in related fields. For the purpose of analyzing the problem as a whole, reviewing the Organization's present programs, and formulating suitable recommendations, the Director convened a Special Advisory Committee composed of experts in various branches of professional education. (AU)