ID#: 7155
This 1968 photograph, captured during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war, showed a nearly empty box of dried fish, which was being distributed to nutritionally deprived refugees. During the Nigerian-Biafran civil war, the National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) assisted in delivering food to the refugees. However, due to a lack of international help, health officials could not get enough food to everyone, so they relied on a high protein distribution effort, which included dried fish, dried milk, etc., that was supplemented with locally-grown carbohydrates including fluted pumpkins (PHIL 7149), yams, and cassava (manioc) melons. Dr. Lyle Conrad, and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Dr. William H. Foege, established a standard for height and weight for the Nigerian children, which before that time did not exist.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lyle Conrad
Creation Date: 1968
Photo Credit:
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