In an address before the annual meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Local Health Services, Calderone1 pointed out that international health agencies confined themselves in the past to dissemination of epidemiologic information and the establishment of quarantine regulations and sanitary conventions but that the World Health Organization advances a new and revolutionary concept of health, namely, "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
In the first World Health Assembly held in Geneva in 1948 the delegates from sixty nations outlined a six point program for positive action in the field of health. The program involves the mass use of insecticides, water sanitation and sewage disposal technics. Effort will be concentrated on maternal and child health, venereal disease, tuberculosis, malarial control, public health administration, training, health demonstrations and fundamental health education of populations. One of