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Nutrition Report: Revisit to Ethiopia (Discussion of Preliminary Survey Report)

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Survey rept. 11 Jun-3 Jul 1959

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Dr. Lester J. Teply, Director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Laboratory Director of the Ethiopian Nutrition Survey, and Dr. William J. McGanity, Vanderbilt University, the Deputy Director of the Ethiopian Nutrition Survey, left New York on Thursday, June 11 at 1730 hours en route to Rome Italy, Beirut Lebanon, Cairo Egypt, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, and Geneva Switzerland. The purpose of the trip was to do the following 1 discuss the preliminary draft of the Ethiopian report with members of the United States Mission in Ethiopia 2 conduct a Nutrition Seminar in Addis Ababa on the findings of the survey and resurvey the school children in the Addis Ababa area that were part of the therapeutic trial of vitamins A and C supplementation and 3 explore with the U.S. Missions in Lebanon and Egypt the possibility of future Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense ICNND, National Institutes of Health, activities. In Rome the authors met with officials from WHO and FAO to brief them on the Ethiopian findings. In Beirut the authors visited the American University of Beirut to find out if anyone in the clinical and related departments might have an interest in nutritional activities within the school and the country. They also met with embassy officials to discuss the Ethiopian nutrition program and the feasibility of doing a nutrition survey in Lebanon. In Cairo the authors met with a parasitologist to discuss the Ethiopian report and blood analyses of Egyptian children and adults. They also met with officials from NAMRU-3 and WHO to discuss the Ethiopian report and film and the possibility of getting the Sudanese Government to sponsor a survey.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

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