• Short Summary

    IN TANZANIA A NEW MEDICAL CENTRE IS BEING BUILT ON THE SLOPES OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO, TO CATER FOR THE MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR AFRICA'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN.

  • Description

    IN TANZANIA A NEW MEDICAL CENTRE IS BEING BUILT ON THE SLOPES OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO, TO CATER FOR THE MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR AFRICA'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN.

    BY THE END OF THE YEAR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE CENTRE - THE KILIMANJARO CHRISTIAN MEDICAL CENTRE TEACHING HOSPITAL - WILL BE COMPLETED AND SOME 300 BEDS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

    THE IDEA OF A HOSPITAL ON THE SLOPES OF THE VAST MOUNTAIN WAS CONCEIVED NINE YEARS AGO AFTER AN INTER - DENOMINATIONAL GROUP OF CHURCH LEADERS EXAMINED THE HEALTH SERVICES PROBLEM CONFRONTING THE COUNTRY'S MEDICAL AUTHORITIES.

    THEY FOUND THAT TANZANIA HAD ONLY ONE DOCTOR FOR EVERY 20-THOUSAND PEOPLE - AND ONLY TEN PER CENT OF THE DOCTORS WERE TANZANIANS. MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE IN NORTHERN TANZANIA HAD NO ADEQUATE REFERENCE HOSPITAL.

    A GENEROUS DONOR IN AMERICA - HIS IDENTITY IS NOT KNOWN TO THIS DAY - MADE THE FIRST CONTRIBUTION TOWARD THE COST OF ESTABLISHING A KILIMANJARO HOSPITAL.

    AFTER APPROACHES THROUGH THE LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION IN GENEVA MORE THAN FIVE-MILLION DOLLARS WERE PROMISED TOWARD THE COST.

    AFTER THE HOSPITAL OPENS THIS YEAR THE OPERATING COST WILL BE MET LARGELY BY GRANTS FROM THE TANZANIAN AND BY VARIOUS LUTHERAN AND OTHER CHURCH SOURCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAGJ36APWYN2LCEPBGM3OQWKHH
    Media URN:
    VLVAGJ36APWYN2LCEPBGM3OQWKHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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