Governments of South-East Asia have limited resources in men and money to spend on health – therefore, what little they have must be spent in a stricter order of public health priorities, says Dr. C. Mani, Regional Director of the World Health Organisation, in his annual review of health progress in South-East Asia. The report, presented on September 23 to the WHO South Asian Regional Committee which is in session in Kandy (Ceylon), says: “Because we are very short of qualified doctors, we have multiplied medical schools and doubled the admissions to existing schools but without providing adequate teaching staff. The result may well be a vast number of inadequately trained doctors.”