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Description:This 1968 photograph showed a nearly empty box of dried fish that was being distributed to nutritionally deprived refugees of the Nigerian-Biafran civil war.
During the Nigerian-Biafran civil war, the CDC 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, i.e., dried fish, dried milk, etc., that was supplemented with locally-grown carbohydrates such as yams, and cassava (manioc) melons. Dr. Lyle Conrad and 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 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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