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    THE NEW HOSPITAL IN DABOU, FINANCED BY THE METHODIST CHURCH IN BRITAIN, WAS CEREMONIALLY OPENED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE IVORY COAST, M.

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    NEW HOSPITAL; ARRIVAL OF PRESIDENT; MINISTERS WATCHING; COLOURS AND BAND; PRESIDENT AND OFFICERS SALUTING; PRESIDENT PROCEEDING TO MARQUEE; METHODIST MINISTER AND MINISTER OF HEALTH ADDRESSING CROWD; MINISTER OF HEALTH BESTOWING DECORATION; PRESIDENT WITH SMALL CHILD; PRESIDENT CUTTING RIBBON AND WALKING ROUND HOSPITAL GROUNDS.




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    Background: THE NEW HOSPITAL IN DABOU, FINANCED BY THE METHODIST CHURCH IN BRITAIN, WAS CEREMONIALLY OPENED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE IVORY COAST, M. HOUPHOUET BOIGNY, LAST WEEKEND (SATURDAY).

    MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL METHODIST LEADERS WERE AMONG THOSE PRESENT.

    THE OCCASION WAS MARKED BY SPEECHES DELIVERED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE METHODIST CHURCHES AND BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH M. BLAISE N'DIA KOFFI; THE LATTER BESTOWED DECORATIONS ON METHODIST CLERGY AND HOSPITAL PERSONNEL.

    (FUNDS FOR THE NEW HOSPITAL WERE RAISED BY AN APPEAL LAUNCHED IN 1965 TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF MEDICAL WORK BY THE BRITISH METHODIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY. THE ORIGINAL TARGET FIGURE WAS GBP90,000. HOWEVER, - THANKS LARGELY TO THE METHODIST YOUTH DEPARTMENT, WHO TOOK UP THE APPEAL, GBP150,000 WERE EVENTUALLY COLLECTED.

    THE HOSPITAL TOOK THREE YEARS TO BUILD.IT BEGAN WORK IN MAY OF THIS YEAR; SINCE THEN, IT HAS BEEN DEALING WITH 300 OUT-PATIENTS A DAY, AND HAS BEEN PERFORMING SOME 300 OPERATIONS EVERY MONTH)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA613FWLZHN0N1I6DEZ1GAG214G
    Media URN:
    VLVA613FWLZHN0N1I6DEZ1GAG214G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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