ID#: 6853
This historic photograph depicts the distribution of dry food to a woman and her family, at a relief camp surrounding the Nigerian-Biafran war zone in Nigeria. The food allotment consisted of corn soya meal (CSM) and dried fish, along with local carbohydrates including yams and cassava. In 1967, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at that time known as the Communicable Disease Center, was asked to assist the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in its disease control, and death prevention efforts. The CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers worked in the Nigerian-Biafran war zone, further expanding the CDC's efforts in eliminating malnutrition, and famine relief.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
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