African Medicine (1968)

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  • Featuring

    Christopher Chataway

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


A report on the medical practices in Nigeria and Lake Chad, discussing the reasons behind the high infant mortality rate in these areas and highlighting the work of missionary David Carling (of the Sudan United Mission). Three methods of dealing with the project are shown - that of an individual doctor/evangelist, an integrated community health project and a mass immunisation scheme. Those featured in the programme include: Professor Hendrickse (of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria), Professor Lucas (University of Ibadan), Dr Jonathan Hartfield (of Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha), Sister Margaret Woodland, MBE (who runs a child health care Community Project at Imes, near Ilesha) and David Morley (Institute of Child Health, London).

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