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Lawrence Meyers from
the Equal Opportunity
Center will speak at 4
p.m. Wednesday in ths
Nebraska Union. The ad
dress, which is open to all
interested persons, Is
being sponsored by Phi
Chi Theta, the, women's
professional sorority in
The Builders request
that students with new
on-campus phone num
bers complete a change-of-address
form by Sept.
16 to record their new
phone number. Forms are
available at the Inform
ation desk in the Adminis
The Lincoln Telephone
and Telegraph student
telephone list will be
compiled after , the
Builder's Buzzbook, the
student telephone directo
ry, must go to press. The
Builder's expect the Buzz
book to arrive in mid-October.
The Sunrise Radio Pro
ject will hold weekly
Sunday meetings at 4:30
p.m. at Commonplace,
.333 North 14th St. The
Sunrise Radio Project has
' filed for an FCC broad
casting license for a
nonprofit 10 watt, free
form, community service,
educational FM radio-
station. ' .
The Media Access Pro
ject (M.A.P.), a group
seeking to develop public
access community tele
vision over the local cable
TV company, meets at 7
p.m. Wednesdays at the
Wesley Foundation, 640
N. 16th St.
Students wishing to
campaign "to elect Sen.
Richard Marvel for gov
ernor will have an organ
izational meeting at 6:30
p.m. Thursday in the
Students may obtain
applications for the Ful
bright Hays Scholarship
at Oldfather 1033. The
deadline for returning
them to the office is Oct.
i ne Aipha Loffibda Delta
Regent's Scholarship Tea
will be from 4-5 p.m.
Thursday in the Nebraska
Union. Persons given Re
gent's Scholarships this
year have been invited to
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WALK IN WEST DOOR ,
HE A LI H (1'NTEK
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By Greg Wees
Representatives from the World
Health Organization (WHO) asked Dr.
Ian Newman to accept a job in New
Delhi more than two years ago to
improve health education programs in
Since then, Newman has helped to
douse a cholera epidemic in Ceylon and
a smallpox outbreak in India.
"There; are many health problems
and diseases that we have conquered
here in the West which are still very
much a problem in Asia," said
Newman', now director of the UNL
Community Health Education Dept.
In India, for example, 75 per cent of
the health problems are still related to
poor sewage facilities and cholera,
typhus and other intestional diseases
abound, he said.
Newman moved from New Zealand 15
years ago to the United States where he
completed his doctoral work at Harvard.
"Technically we the WHO team,
members) were in Asia just to give
advice to local governments. But we
actually worked side by side helping
them get funds," he said.
Newman worked in Ceylon, Nepal,
Thailand and India Conducting work
shops and teaching health education
classes sponsored by WHO.
The WHO is an agency of the United
Nations and in 1973 had a worldwide
budget of $100 million distributed
among more than 120 countries, he said.
In Ceylon, Newman helped the
government teach the people about
immunization before any headway was
made against cholera. :
"When this information was distri
buted," he said, "we got some good
results. People were coming in for
immunization and the number of
children who were immunized increas
ed." A contaminated water supply, ag
gravated by a drought that further
reduced the supply, caused the out
break, he said.
In some cases there was one water
source for every 20,000 people. And it
was often unfit to drink, he said;.-, '.V-;
In Thailand, Newman developed
requests for funds to support medical
programs. Workshops were held to train
people about health education, he said.
In Nepal, he said he was exposed to
cultural habits which adversely affected
mother-child relationships. He said new
born babies were handled too often by
. family members, didn't get sufficient
solid foods and were sometimes improp
erly weaned. . '
"Western medicine and health tech
niques can't always be plugged into
different cultures easily.
"You have to try to understand their
basis' for health education because,
while the methods are different, they
are sometimes as effective (as western
methods)," he said.
Newman said his wife and three
children suffered some culture shock
during their two-year stay in New Delhi.
Adjusting to the food was difficult
because "by American standards it was
poor," he said. .
Matching western philosophies and
logic with Buddhist systems of thought
also was difficult, he said. .
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