||Voluntary organisations and tuberculosis control programmes:
||INDIAN J TB, 1961, 9, 1-2.
At the International Congress on TB held in Sept.
1960, the place of voluntary organisations in the anti-TB campaign,
in view of the changing pattern of social life in different countries,
was discussed. Both newly independent countries and countries where
TB was more or less controlled, emphasised the need for voluntary
organisations everywhere to redouble their efforts against TB. Other
key conclusions were that voluntary organisations should have wide
representation drawn from different sections of the community including
medical personnel to provide technical assistance, they should organise
practical service programmes such as health education, case-finding,
social services and rehabilitation, they must be independent of
government control but work in very close co-operation with government
agencies in planning and executing TB control programmes. It was
opined that voluntary organisations can demonstrate the effectiveness
of different types of programmes in many fields and these could
be handed over to the government after a time, if necessary, and,
that international conferences were a useful forum to help these
organisations in formulating their plans and programmes.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL WELFARE; VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION; INDIA.