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This 1968 photograph depicted a public health care provider inside a Nigerian refugee camp, who was examining the left hand of an infant, which had been lacerated, and needed medical attention. This camp, along with a number of others, were set up in order to care for Nigerian-Biafran civil war casualties, who were generally malnourished, and in ill health. 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 numerous relief camps outside of the war zone. The NCDC carried out rapid health and nutritional assessments, coordinated the overall health and nutritional response, and implemented surveillance systems to track rates of illness and death.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date:1968
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CDC Organization
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