President Julius Nyerere opened a new hospital laboratory at a special ceremony in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday (3 April).
MLV President Nyerere arriving & taking his seat
LS Nurse & staff
MCV Swiss Ambassador speaking
MCV West German Charge D'Affaires speaking
MV Visitors & VIPs
MCV Welfare Minister Sijaona speaking
MV Nyerere & others applauding
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Background: 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.