• Short Summary

    Marking the 18th Anniversary of World Leprosy Day, the Ivory Coast opened a National Leprosy Institute near Adzope on Sunday, January 31st.

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    CU Sign "Adzope" PAN TO road
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    SV Sign PAN TO leprosy centre
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    GV Welcoming crowd at entrance
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    LV Minister Denise out of car and greeted
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    SCU Denise greets M. & Mme. Follereau
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    SCU Girls present Denise with flowers
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    SV Denise cuts tape
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    GV Denise, Follereau and crowds through leprosy centre
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    GV Lepers look on MV LILT DOWN Laper with crutches and one leg
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    MV TILT DOWN Laper with crutches and one leg
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    GV Band playing PAN TO party at attention.
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    SV Flag
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    CU Denise presents "Symbolic ribbon" to M. Follereau
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Marking the 18th Anniversary of World Leprosy Day, the Ivory Coast opened a National Leprosy Institute near Adzope on Sunday, January 31st. The Institute was named after M. Racul Follereau, who fifteen years ago founded a leprosy clinic at Adzope--the predecessor of today's Institute which comprises 24 pavilions which an house 500 victims of the dreaded discuss. The opening ceremony was presided over by Minister of State Augusta Denise in representation of President Houphouet-Boigny.

    The institute is 12 kilometres (7 1/2 miles) from Adzope--and 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Abidjan.

    M. Follereau, who returned to the Ivory Coast from Belgium for the ceremony, has fought leprosy for 18 years and is known locally as "the Untiring Vagabond of Charity."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4XVOIRW3D6K4I9UE2V4B75IL8
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XVOIRW3D6K4I9UE2V4B75IL8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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