Collapse of the health service in Georgia

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6931.791b (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:791
  1. P de Graaf
  1. Medecins Sans Frontieres, PO Box 10014, 1001 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands

    EDITOR, - Like its neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan, Georgia struggles with the political and economic backlash of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Planning for most sectors of society was previously done in Moscow, and the economy was based on imports from Russia, including tourists and vaccines. Relations with Russia are strained at present, and trade is much reduced. Last year the violent secession of Abkhazia and South Ossetia forced 300 000 Georgians to …

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