• Short Summary

    MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, MILITARY RULER OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION, LAUNCHED A NATION-WIDE VACCINATION SCHEME ON FRIDAY (30 JUNE, 1967).

  • Description

    MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, MILITARY RULER OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION, LAUNCHED A NATION-WIDE VACCINATION SCHEME ON FRIDAY (30 JUNE, 1967). THE SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO ERADICATE SMALLPOX AND MEASLES.

    FOR THE OPENING OF THE CAMPAIGN A NATIONAL HEALTH DAY. WAS PROCLAIMED AND THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS AT DODAN BARRACKS.

    THE PROJECT, WHICH WILL TAKE FIVE YEARS TO COMPLETE, IS COSTING GBP7,500,000 STERLING. THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS CONTRIBUTED GBP6,000,000 OF THE TOTAL AND THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS MAKING UP THE REST.

    GENERAL GOWON HAS NAMED THE FIRST DAY OF JULY EACH YEAR AS NATIONAL HEALTH DAY IN NIGERIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98D7DG53URZKOL7IR4331MI0I
    Media URN:
    VLVA98D7DG53URZKOL7IR4331MI0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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