At the Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris on Tuesday (30 November) Gabon's President Albert Bernard Bongo opened a new Institute of African Medicines and Epidemiology.
At the Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris on Tuesday (30 November) Gabon's President Albert Bernard Bongo opened a new Institute of African Medicines and Epidemiology. A former President of Gabon, M. Leon M'ba, had received treatment at the hospital and in 1967 gave 75 million CFA france for the establishment of an institute there. The gesture was made in gratitude for the attention M. M'ba had been given, and in the name of the President and of Gabon. The French Prime Minister, M. Chaban Delmas, also attended the inauguration.
SYNOPSIS: The Claude Bernard Hospital in Paris where a new institute of tropical medicine and epidemiology was opened on Tuesday.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by President Albert Bernard Bongo, and the French Prime Minister, M. Chaban Delmas.
After the playing of the national anthems the two leaders began a tour of the new building...meeting officials as they went. The institute of African Medicines and Epidemiology was the idea of a former President of Gabon......M. Leon M'ba....who had been treated at the Claude Bernard Hospital.
Opening the new Institute on Tuesday, President Bongo referred to President M'ba's gratitude towards the hospital, and his subsequent gift in 1967 of 75 million CFA france from Gabon.
This gift, which was made available in three instalments, resulted in the establishment of the Institute, and the prospect of discovering new treatments for tropical diseases.