Learning from low income countries: what are the lessons?: Communities improve health systems

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7475.1183-a (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1183
  1. Masamine Jimba (mjimba@m.u-tokyo.ac.jp), assistant professor,
  2. Susumu Wakai, professor
  1. Department of International Community Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 113-0033 Tokyo, Japan

    EDITOR—In many developing countries policy makers and donor agencies tend to emphasise creating a robust system rather than empowering communities. For them, it is much easier to tackle the system as it does not complain …

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