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Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 99, March 20, 2000
  • Published Date:
    March 20, 2000
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training and Eradication of Dracunculiasis. ; Emory University. Carter Center ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
    Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 99
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    17 countries participate in fifth meeting of national program coordinators.

    About 100 participants, including representatives of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda convened in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 6-9, 2000 for the Fifth Meeting of National Program Coordinators of Guinea Worm Eradication Programs. Former Head of State of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon, and former Head of State of Mali, General Amadou Toumani Toure, who have been active advocates for Guinea worm eradication since 1999 and 1993, respectively, both attended and delivered inspirational messages during the Opening Ceremony. This was General Gowon’s first participation in one of the annual international meetings on Guinea worm eradication.

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