• Short Summary

    LEPROSY CONSTITUTES ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLEX PROBLEMS FACING THE MEDICAL SERVICES IN AFRICA TODAY.

  • Description

    LEPROSY CONSTITUTES ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLEX PROBLEMS FACING THE MEDICAL SERVICES IN AFRICA TODAY. LITETA IS ONE OF 30 SETTLEMENTS IN ZAMBIA WHERE THE NEVER ENDING BATTLE IS FOUGHT.

    LEPROSY IS A DISEASE THAT ALMOST CERTAINLY GOES BACK TO BIBLICAL TIMES AND IN THE MIDDLE AGES IT WAS PREVALENT IN EUROPE. TODAY IT IS WIDELY BUT UNEQUALLY DISTRIBUTED AROUND THE WORLD - IN CERTAIN PARTS OF AFRICA AS MANY OF TEN PERCENT OF THE POPULATION ARE AFFECTED.

    THE SETTLEMENT AT LITETA IS THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT'S LARGEST CENTRE FOR TREATMENT AND IT IS STAFFED ALMOST ENTIRELY BY PATIENTS OR EX-PATIENTS WHO BY THEIR ACTION DEMONSTRATE THEIR ABILITY TO OVERCOME THIS DREAD DISEASE AND THEREBY ENCOURAGE MORE AND MORE SUFFERERS TO COME TO THE SETTLEMENT FOR TREATMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OWYU9R9EFNNXN5VO29HSV8L2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OWYU9R9EFNNXN5VO29HSV8L2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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