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    President Julius Nyerere opened a new hospital laboratory at a special ceremony in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday (3 April).

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    President Julius Nyerere opened a new hospital laboratory at a special ceremony in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday (3 April). The modern GBP235,000 sterling (564,000 dollars) pathology block replaces one where the eminent German bacteriologist, Dr. Robert Koch, conducted his now famous research into cholera nearly 75 years ago. The three-storeyed building in the product of a joint venture between the Tanzanian Government and the Switzerland Technical Co-operation Development Committee of the Swiss-Bassel Foundation. The West German government has furnished the laboratory with equipment worth a further GBP294,000 (705,000 dollars)
    SYNOPSIS: President Nyerere of Tanzania arrives for the opening ceremony of a new pathological laboratory in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday. The modern three-storeyed block replaces one where the eminent German bacteriologist, Dr Robert Koch, conducted research into cholera in 1897.

    The Swiss Ambassador, Mr Lucien Mossaz, was among guest speakers.

    The laboratory has been a joint venture between the Tanzanian Government and Swiss interests. Here, West German Charge D'Affaires, Dr Klaus Timmermann, confirms the gift of expensive laboratory equipment from his government.

    Also speaking at the ceremony, Tanzanian Health Minister Lawi Sijaona invited other African countries to make use of the new facilities.

    The new building cost four million Tanzanian shillings to build, and will be used initially to help combat cholera and similar diseases.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KC2DIHT4ET95TVDLXXXBI20A
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KC2DIHT4ET95TVDLXXXBI20A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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