ID#: 6860
This historic late 1960s photograph shows children being weighed, using bathroom scales, at a Nigerian relief camp where health officials could assess the needs of the local villagers. Later, hanging Psalter scales were delivered in order to facilitate the acquisition of more accurate weight measurements. During the Nigerian-Biafran war, this field stations like these were established for nutrition assessment, and feeding operations for the local villagers around the war zone. In 1967, the National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) was asked to assist the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in its disease control and death prevention efforts at these numerous relief camps.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
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