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Pilot Mobile Health Team Ethiopia (WHO), 1956-1957

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/141
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Pilot Mobile Health Team Ethiopia (WHO), 1956-1957
Date(s): 1956-1957
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Pilot Mobile Health Team Ethiopia (WHO), 1956-1957
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The team was set up by the World Health Organisation to investigate the feasability of the provision of health care by a mobile team in a country without a network of roads. The project established that such a team was not viable, and that health care could be better provided by a system of fixed health centres.


Scope and content/abstract:

Carbon copies of typescript quarterly reports, July 1956-December 1957, to the World Health Organisation's Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, with some monthly progress reports and more detailed breakdowns of activities. Most of the reports are accompanied by photographs and manuscript maps and statistics.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The reports on the pilot mobile health team were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (now Archives and Manuscripts, Wellcome Library) in August 1992 by Dr Hugh Bernard Langford Russell, who led the team. Dr Russell added the general report and map (141/1) in July 1994.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2009

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