Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 56 Part 2.djvu/778

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. July 15, 16, 1942 Agreement between the United States of America and Bolivia respecting a (E.A. S. 300] health and sanitation program. Effected by exchange of notes signed at La Paz July 15 and 16, 1942. The American Ambassador to the Bolivian Minister of Foreign Affairs No. 48 EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, July 15, 1942. EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to refer to Resolution No. XXX of the Third Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Repub- lics held at Rio de Janeiro pertaining to cooperative health and sani- tation work. I am instructed by my Government to advise you that if it is the desire of the Government of Bolivia to carry out a cooperative health and sanitation program, the Office of the Co- ordinator of Inter-American Affairs is prepared to send at once to Bolivia, on your request, a group of experts to work with the appro- priate officials of the Bolivian Government in developing and execut- ing a specific health and sanitation program. For this purpose the Government of the United States, through the Agency of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, will provide an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 to be expended toward the development of this health and sanitation program. It is understood that the Government of Bolivia will furnish such expert personnel, materials, services and funds for local expenditures as it may be able to or consider necessary for the efficient development of this program. The group of U. S . medical and sanitation experts which the Bolivian Government requests to be sent by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs shall be under the direction of the Chief Med- ical Officer of the health and sanitation field party of the Coordinator's Office and will work in close cooperation with the appropriate officers of the Bolivian Government. Further technical advice and expert assistance by medical and sanitation specialists will be made available by the United States to the Bolivian Government should the need for such consultation arise. The salaries and expenses of the personnel sent to Bolivia by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs will be paid by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs and will not be charged to the funds provided for the develop- ment of the cooperative health and sanitation program in Bolivia. Detailed arrangements for the execution of each project, and the expenditure of funds for that purpose, shall be discussed and agreed to by the chief medical officer and the appropriately designated officer of the Bolivian Government. 1864