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Document of the month: December 2010

"International Day of Persons with Disabilities", 3 December 2010.

A large public health team is assisting the Government of Algeria in planning and reorganizing the country's public health system and in creating training facilities for medical and para-medical staff. Training schools have been established for medical assistants and nurses. A feature of the work is the important rehabilitation programme, both for polio and war victims.
Our picture shows a young patient at the Douera Hospital, outside Algiers, reading a letter from home with a friend.
Taken from a photo report by Pat Appel. Algeria, 1964.

Children at the Douera Hospital, outside Algiers. Algeria, 1964.
WHO/Pat Appel

Taken from the "Photographic Archives, Sub-fonds Photographs"

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