• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN KENYA, SIR ERIC NORRIS, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) HANDED OVER A CHEQUE FOR ONE MILLION KENYAN SHILLINGS (APPROXIMATELY GBP59,000 STERLING) TOWARDS THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST RINDERPEST - THE DEADLY VIRUS DISEASE WHICH CRIPPLED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MODERN BEEF INDUSTRY IN TROPICAL AFRICA.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN KENYA, SIR ERIC NORRIS, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) HANDED OVER A CHEQUE FOR ONE MILLION KENYAN SHILLINGS (APPROXIMATELY GBP59,000 STERLING) TOWARDS THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST RINDERPEST - THE DEADLY VIRUS DISEASE WHICH CRIPPLED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MODERN BEEF INDUSTRY IN TROPICAL AFRICA.

    THE MONEY WAS PART OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S GBP230,000 STERLING GRANT TO SUDAN UNDER A MINISTRY OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL AID PROJECT.

    THE HIGH COMMISSIONER HANDED THE CHEQUE TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE EAST AFRICAN VETERINARY RESEARCH ORGANISATION (EAVRC), DR. RASHID, AT THE ORGANISATION'S VACCINE PRODUCTION CENTRE AT MUGUGA, NEAR NAIROBI. THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT WAS REPRESENTED BY THE AMBASSADOR TO KENYA, HIS EXCELLENCY SAYED MOHAMMED MIROHANI.

    THE CHEQUE WAS IN PAYMENT FOR TEN MILLION DOSES OF TISSUE CULTURE RINDERPEST VACCINE, PREPARED AT MUGUGA.

    SUDAN IS IN THE CENTRE OF THE CAMPAIGN TO ERADICATE RINDERPEST, LYING BETWEEN THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHERE THE DISEASE HAS ALREADY BEEN ERADICATED AND THOSE OF EAST AFRICA WHERE IT IS NOW TO BE ATTACKED. PERMANENT SUCCESS IN THE ERADICATION CAMPAIGN DEPENDS LARGELY ON THE OPERATION IN SUDAN, WHICH HAS A CATTLE POPULATION OF OVER TEN MILLION.

    A TOTAL OF MORE THAN GBP80,000 STERLING FROM VARIOUS SOURCE HAS ALREADY BEEN SPENT ON THE ANTI-RINDERPEST CAMPAIGN IN WEST AFRICA. IF THE PRESENT EFFORTS ARE SUCCESSFUL, THE DISEASE COULD BE COMPLETELY ERADICATED FROM THE WHOLE CONTINENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACSLGVMZ3RJSCORKOUO7BKSB8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVACSLGVMZ3RJSCORKOUO7BKSB8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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