• Short Summary

    A FILIPINO MERCY MISSION COMPRISING OF FIFTEEN DOCTORS AND TWENTY-SIX NURSES IS NOW IN LAOS ATTENDING TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE LAOTIAN PEOPLE.

  • Description

    A FILIPINO MERCY MISSION COMPRISING OF FIFTEEN DOCTORS AND TWENTY-SIX NURSES IS NOW IN LAOS ATTENDING TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE LAOTIAN PEOPLE.

    THE MISSION WHICH WAS FORMED EIGHT YEARS AGO UNDER THE NAME "OPERATION BROTHERHOOD" HAS ALREADY HAD WIDE PUBLICITY IN THE WESTERN COUNTRIES.

    WHILE HERE, THE MISSION IS CONDUCTING CLASSES IN NURSING, AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC SCIENCE.MANY LAOTIANS, WHO HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THESE CLASSES, RETURNED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE PROVINCES TO TEACH TO THEIR PEOPLE WHAT THEY HAD LEARNED.

    THE MISSION'S HEADQUARTERS IS IN VIENTIANE, THE CAPITAL OF LAOS, WHERE THEY HAVE A HOSPITAL WITH ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE BEDS ALL FILLED WITH LAOTIAN PATIENTS.

    THEY ARE ALSO CONDUCTING SIMILAR CLASSES IN THE PROVINCES OF PAKSONG.

    "OPERATION BROTHERHOOD" WAS BORN AFTER OSCAR ARELLANO, WHO WAS THEN VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ASIA OF JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL, VISITED VIETNAM AND WAS AWED BOTH BY THE PLIGHT OF THE REFUGEES FROM THE FIGHTING IN THE NORTH AND BY THE SIGHT OF THE YOUNG INTELLECTUALS OF THE COUNTRY GIVING OF THEIR TIME, MONEY AND SKILL TO HELP THESE REFUGEES.

    RETURNING TO MANILA, HE APPEALED TO ALL ASIAN CHAPTERS OF THE 'JAYCEES' AND TO THE PHILIPPINE PUBLIC FOR CASH, DRUGS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, DOCTORS AND NURSES TO WORK WITH THE VIETNAMESE 'JAYCEES'.THE PROJECT WAS DUBBED "OPERATION BROTHERHOOD".IT FOUND DRAMATIC RESPONSE.

    BEFORE IT WAS SIX MONTHS OLD, IT RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM KOREA, JAPAN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, TAIWAN, MALAYA, FRANCE, CANADA, AMERICA, INDIA, BURMA, CEYLON, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6042NPJ0ATEKDXRV7BRZDIQIT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6042NPJ0ATEKDXRV7BRZDIQIT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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