General Lyautey married 1909 , Inès de Bourgoing: a pioneering French nurse (1862-1953). In recognition of her extensive social work, she became the first woman to be honoured with the rank of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour. She was also decorated as a Grand Officer of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite in recognition of her work in Morocco.
In 1915, de Bourgoing began an initiative to provide nourishment to children in Casablanca. The Milk Drop (French: Goutte de Lait) served as a milk bank, providing milk, and later powdered milk, to malnourished children and education on nutrition and hygiene to their parents. Within five years, it expanded to include a neonatal center for premature babies needing more constant care and then expanded further to build facilities in Fez, Kenitra, Marrakesh, Meknes, Mogador, Oujda, Rabat, Safi and Taza.
Read also about an Icon in Essaouira, the French doctor Charles Louis Gustave Bouveret who became a symbol - a saint helping the poor as the rich, Muslims and Jews, and among other things founded a a "Goutte de lait" in Mogador.
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Inès de Bourgoing: French nurse (1862-1953).(peoplepill.com)