• Short Summary

    INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA HAS BROUGHT ANY BLESSINGS IN ITS WAKE. AMONG THEM ARE IMPROVED?

  • Description

    INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA HAS BROUGHT ANY BLESSINGS IN ITS WAKE. AMONG THEM ARE IMPROVED HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE PEOPLE IN SARAWAK'S ISOLATED AREAS. A JOINT CIVIL-ARMY MEDICAL TEAM IS CURRENTLY VISITING LONG SEMADO, AN OUTPOST MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FEE CLOSE TO THE SABAN AND INDONESIAN BORDERS.

    THE TEAM CONSISTS OF SISTER JEAN DAVIES, CAPTAIN M.W. FORTH, IQ. ADREW WILKINS AND MR. GORDON MCINTOSH. SINCE MOST OF THE AREAS THEN VISIT ARE LOCATED IN DEEP JUNGLE, THE ONLY PROTECTION THEY HAVE AGAINST INDONESIAN INTRUDERS AND WILD ANIMALS IS A ???. THEY HAVE TRAVELLED BY ARMY BEAVER AIRCRAFT AND ROYAL AIR FORCE WHIRLWIND HELICOPTERS.

    THEY WERE RUSHED TO THIS BORDER VILLAGE FOLLOWING AN OUTBREAK OF AN DISEASE. TO COUNTER IT, THEY ARE CONDUCTING A MASS INOCULATION CAMPAIGN. THE TEAM ALSO TREATS CHILDREN AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH, DIPHTHERIA AND TETANUS. IN THREE HOURS, MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED CHILDREN WERE INOCULATED.

    PNEUMONIA, SETTING IN AFTER AN ATTACK OF WHOOPING COUGH, KILLS MANY CHILDREN IN THIS VILLAGE. THE TEAM HOPES ITS INOCULATION WILL DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS.

    MEANWHILE IN IAWAS, NEAR LONG SEMADO, BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN MISSIONARIES ARE HELPING TO RUN A PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR VILLAGE CHILDREN. THIS IS PART OF A SCHOOL BUILT OF WOODEN POLES AND ATTAP. A NATIVE MOTHER SEEN HERE HAS TAKEN TIME OFF FROM HER COOKING TO HELP THE TEACHER IN CONDUCTING THE CLASS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1ELTQQQ01ISHJARQNJF65E44H
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ELTQQQ01ISHJARQNJF65E44H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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