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Epidemiological surveillance - A mobile team at work
Mobile teams, penetrating into the remotest parts of the bush, collect a mass of information on yaws, leprosy, venereal diseases, etc., against which campaigns had previously been carried out. Their information makes it possible to estimate the extent of residual infections so that effective measures can be organized by the health services or national governments.
The mobile team arrives, material is unpacked and checked.
WHO photo by Didier Henrioud. Nigeria, 1965.