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Description:This photograph was taken inside a Nigerian refugee relief camp during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war of the late 1960s.
In 1967, the CDC 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 CDC 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. A triage approach was taken when allotting food supplies to camp refugees, which was based on the initial determination of each refugeeā€™s nutritional status. The most serious malnutrition cases were hospitalized in each camp to be rehabilitated.
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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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