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Report on Follow-Up Visit to Ecuador, Part 2

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Site visit rept. 15-21 Jan 1961

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This report documents the activities of the consultant for the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense ICNND, National Institutes of Health, who visited Ecuador from January 15th to the 21st, 1961. W. N. Pearson, PhD, visited Ecuador from January 15th to the 21st, 1961, to discuss the nutritional survey conducted by ICNND in the summer of 1959. Discussions were held with personnel from the Ecuadorian government, U.S. missions, and the National Institute of Nutrition. According to Dr. Pearson, the status of the Institute of Nutrition of Ecuador INNE is far superior to its position when he made his first visit to Ecuador in the summer of 1959. Its enhanced prestige is a direct result of the ICNND Nutrition Survey that was carried out in the summer of 1959, and of the efforts of Dr. John J. Kevany, who is now WHO Nutrition Consultant in Ecuador. The budget of the Institute is still far short of that needed. The original budget agreed upon when the Institute was established ran to 600,000 sucres per year 36,000, but the Institute has only received about one half of this in recent years. Dr. Kevany has recently succeeded in having it reinstated to its original level, but this is no guarantee of payment. For example, no money from the government has been received by the Institute since last summer, and the operating budget last year was only about 300,000 sucres 18,000. The report discusses the staff of the INNE, its scientific programs, and its nutrition education program.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

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