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26 August 2009 - UNICEF and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo launch new centers to improve treatment and healthworker safety in DRC

Tape#: 8443 DRC Motumbo Hospital
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© UNICEF DR Congo/2009/Asselin

UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman stands by a bed occupied by Gabriel Kelani, 7, who is recovering from malaria, in the paediatric ward of the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

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Production date: 26 August 2009

Duration: 2:03

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Biamba Marie Mutombo, Dikembe Mutombo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Becton, Dickinson

Main shooting locations: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Main sequences: The Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center (BMMH), in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) today launched two Centers of Excellence - an Immune System Monitoring Laboratory and an Occupational Safety Centre for Health Workers - at the state of the art medical facility founded by NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo. The safety center will train more than 300 clinicians, and the new laboratory will improve monitoring and treatment of patients living with HIV/AIDS.  

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