• Short Summary

    THE FLYING DOCTOR HAS COME TO ZAMBIA, WORKING AS AN UNPAID VOLUNTEER.

    A GROUP OF PEOPLE?

  • Description

    THE FLYING DOCTOR HAS COME TO ZAMBIA, WORKING AS AN UNPAID VOLUNTEER.

    A GROUP OF PEOPLE MET IN NDOLA ON ZAMBIA'S COPPERBELT IN JULY OF THIS YEAR AND DECIDED THEY SHOULD MAKE SOME ATTEMPT TO HELP THE RURAL POPULATION THAT LIVES IN PRIMITIVE CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY'S UNDEVELOPED BUSH COUNTRY.

    THEY ORGANISED MISSION MEDIC-AIR TO RAISE THE STANDARDS OF HEALTH SERVICES IN RURAL ZAMBIA. IT IS AN ORGANISATION THAT HAS NO SUBSIDIES, MAKES NO PROFITS AND PAYS NO SALARIES.

    OUR CAMERAMAN JOINED ONE OF MISSION MEDIC-AIR'S DOCTORS ON A TRIP FROM NDOLA TO ST. ANTHONY'S, A ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSION STATION. THE LITTLE AIRCRAFT WAS FLOWN BY ITS OWNER, FREE OF CHARGE.

    THE DOCTOR WENT ALONG TO HELP THE NUNS AT ST.ANTHONY'S, WHO DEAL EVERY DAY WITH THE DISEASES THAT TAKE SUCH HEAVY TOLL IN THE BUSH COUNTRY... TUBERCULOSIS, LEPROSY, PNEUMONIA. EVEN MEASLES CAN BE FATAL WHERE THERE IS NO SKILLED MEDICAL ATTENTION.

    THE FLYING DOCTORS BRING WITH THEN MODERN EQUIPMENT AND DRUGS TO HELP THE SISTERS AT ST. ANTHONY'S. ALL OF THIS IS PAID FOR BY MONEY COLLECTED BY VOLUNTEERS AND GIVEN BY CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZMCMGV5QH79JRC90K3E1I2Q4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZMCMGV5QH79JRC90K3E1I2Q4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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