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Oral history interview with Adetokunbo O. Lucas [electronic resource], 1999.

Creator: Lucas, Adetokunbo O.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 66 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Public Health Official

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Nigeria; medical school in the United Kingdom; teaching at University of Ibadan; transfer to World Health Organization (WHO); tropical disease research at WHO; development of onchocerciasis drugs; funding sources for WHO; research trip to USSR; relationship with Carnegie Corporation; leadership within Carnegie Corporation; research on infant mortality in Africa; provision of planning grant to Columbia University; complications encountered during the project; training of obstetricians in Ghana; grant for safe blood transfusion in Uganda; grant for medical library in Zimbabwe; establishment of health minister training program at Harvard University; teaching at Weill Medical School; teaching public health at Harvard University; role of American philanthropy in African development; democratization in South Africa.

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