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Free Picture: Nigerian Children Being Weighed On a Scale

Free Picture of Nigerian Children Being Weighed On a Scale

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This late 1960’s photograph shows children being weighed, using bathroom scales, at a Nigerian relief camp where health officials can assess the needs of the local villagers. Later, hanging Psalter scales were sent in for more accurate measurements.

During the Nigerian-Biafran war, this field stations like these were established for nutrition assessment and feeding operations for the local villagers around the war zone. The CDC was asked in 1967 to assist the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in disease control and death prevention at these numerous relief camps.

This image was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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