Clipped From Indiana Gazette
Experts to plan ways to save more children PARIS (AP) - World experts on children's health are gathered in a French alpine town to review an immunization project that has been saving millions of young lives and to plan ways of helping more. "Anyone who is anyone in international aid will be at this meeting," said Dr. Ken Warren of the Rockefeller Foundation. "People want to come because this is a group that is actually doing something and not just talking." The three-day meeting in Talloires, France, opens today. Among those expected to attend are Dr. Jonas Salk, discoverer of the polio Salk vaccine; Barber Conable, president of the World Bank; James P. Grant, the UNICEF executive di- rector; former World Bank President Robert McNamara, and Joshua Cohen, director of the World Health Organization. They will join leaders of other international aid agencies, physicians and health ministers from at least 13 countries. The symposium is sponsored by the Task Force for Child Survival, whose members are the United Nations Children's Fund, WHO, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the Rockefeller Foundation. These organizations have been working together since the early 1980s on an international campaign to immunize children against polio, diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus.