• Short Summary

    A five-year programme to improve hospitals and provide food supplements for children and infants was signed in Abidjan on Wednesday (July 18th) by Minister of Health Hyppolite Aye, the permanent Ivory Coast Representative of the United Nation Development Programme, and the representative of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

  • Description

    A five-year programme to improve hospitals and provide food supplements for children and infants was signed in Abidjan on Wednesday (July 18th) by Minister of Health Hyppolite Aye, the permanent Ivory Coast Representative of the United Nation Development Programme, and the representative of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

    The programme, valued at 420 Million Central African Francs (GBP 800,000) has three objectives:
    1. Widening the supplementary food programmes in hospitals and health centres;
    2. Improved health care for pre-school children at F.A.O. centres; and
    3. Expansion of hospitals throughout the Ivory Coast.

    Signing the agreement for the U.N.D.P., Mr. Kurt England, said that in addition to providing food supplements, the funds would provide for construction of two maternity centres, two children' health centres, and two distribution centres. The agreement will supply wheat, soy beans, and milk powder to mothers and infants suffering from malnutrition.

    In thanking the health representatives, Health Minister Aye said the intensification of F.A.O. aid already given to the Ivory Coast would permit improved nourishment for the most vulnerable group, mothers and infants.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61DCQG7SC79S740Y1Y4NI53CA
    Media URN:
    VLVA61DCQG7SC79S740Y1Y4NI53CA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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