Gepubliceerd op 15 apr. 2012
WATCH: Fascinating interview with Dr. Jaime Ayalde as he discusses OPS and PAHO; published by Pan American Health Organization / Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MzF30… In 1962 Princess Irene and Princess Margriet of Holland visit Suriname, a South American country that at the time was part of the Netherlands Kingdom, “at equal footing” with Holland and the Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire). Paramaribo welcomes the Princesses in 1962 Malariologist Jaime Ayalde, MD, MPH and Entomologist Glenn Fleming, Ph D of the Pan American Health Organization /World Health Organization visit the Interior to carry out epidemiological studies of the malaria eradication program. Malaria in Surinamese Bush country. Maroon communities, Saramaka; Ndyuka…among many others…. Film from Afobaka and from Paramaribo airstrip. Most of the film is devoted to a trip up and down the Surinam River, above Afobaka, an area which is now covered by the Brokopondo Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. The film depicts the difficulties faced by the malaria crews, and the dexterity and strength of the local canoe operators to navigate the rapids. Technical work such as taking blood samples and spraying with DDT (used at the time) was carried out by local workers under supervision of the “BOG” a Department of the Ministry of Health and PAHO Staff. Glenn Fleming calls home via bicycle powered radio phone. Jaime Ayalde catches a nice Piranha and shows a no waste catch philosophy. In the 60s air transportation within the country was mainly limited to the Coastal Area, with a few small airstrips built by missionaries in the deep interior. Pipers and Cessnas were available but the Capital City Paramaribo was linked to Europe, the Caribbean and North America with modern KLM Boeings 720. Music of the Maroons – Smithsonian archives Daughters of Queen Juliana of Netherlands, Princess Irene (b1939) and Princess Margriet (b1943) sisters of current Queen Beatrix. Filmed by Dr. Jaime Ayalde with an 8 mm movie camera, spliced using 3minute reals.