• Short Summary

    There have been no reports of cholera in Sierra Leone as yet, and the Government is making sure there will be none in the future.

  • Description

    There have been no reports of cholera in Sierra Leone as yet, and the Government is making sure there will be none in the future. Some one-million doses of cholera vaccines have been ordered by the Government as part of a mass campaign against disease.

    In the country's capital Freetown several centres have been set up to cope with the inoculating programme. In the old Krootown Market thousands of people lined up for the first day of vaccinations.

    Apart from the Government donation to the campaign the World health Organisation has sent 150,000 doses of cholera vaccine to Sierra Leone and the French Government has also promised to send a large quantity.

    With so many people requiring vaccination the air-gun method of giving the cholera vaccine has been adopted enabling the three main centres in Freetown to cope with the thousands queueing each day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA84UHQJTIRDZSI8AP1BF1I8Z8Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA84UHQJTIRDZSI8AP1BF1I8Z8Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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