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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00426-N
Date : 09/1998
Country/Region : SIERRA LEONE
Title : Sierra Leone, September 1998
Duration : 00:02:29
Director : PAGONIS, Jennifer
Cameraman : SIDLER, Roland
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
MANDRELLA, Bernhard (chirurgien)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : UNTV; ICRC
Production company : UNTV
ICRC producer :
Description : Since the Netland hospital in Freetown was opened on June 26th (3 months ago) by the Inter-national Committee of the Red Cross, 400 war wounded have already been treated. Among them, at least 20 double amputees of upper limbs who have come from the northern and east-ern part of Sierra Leone, where war is still going on between rebels and Ecomog, the West African Forces. Dr. Bernhard Mandrella, the German ICRC surgeon practises the ""Kruckenberg"" method, ini-tiated during the first world war, which involves transforming the amputated arm into a kind of plier. This gives the victims greater independence and mobility once they return to normal life - having spent several weeks in the rehabilitation centre.
Original language : English
French title : Sierra Leone, September 1998
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : Betacam SP
Best material/format available : Betacam SP