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January 1954

The Conference on European B. C. G. Programmes.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):126. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090126028

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This volume describes in detail the formation of the Joint Enterprise for the purpose of carrying on mass BCG programs on an international scale. The Joint Enterprise was created as the result of action taken by the UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) at Lake Success on March 12, 1948. It is a cooperative effort between the UNICEF and the Scandinavian Voluntary Organization (Danish Red Cross and its Norwegian and Swedish associates). The World Health Organization is also considered a partner, since it loans technical assistance through its expert committee on tuberculosis. In addition the WHO Research Office, under the direction of Dr. Carroll E. Palmer, of the U. S. Public Health Service, will be furnished with all the statistical information emanating from the BCG program.

Following the section describing the organizational setup are reports on the progress of the BCG campaigns in Greece, Austria, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and

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