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Description:During the Nigerian-Biafran civil war, many Nigerian schools, like the one in this photograph, were used as clinics or food distribution points for refugees.
The CDC helped to treat the 500,000 cases of malnutrition by setting up food distribution centers and clinics in refugee relief camps surrounding the Nigerian war zone. Protein enriched foods, such as dried codfish and powdered milk, were made available to the children suffering with the protein-calorie malnutrition disease called kwashiorkor.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date:1968
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Links:CDC - Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), Epidemiology Program Office
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