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Questioning the Solution: The Politics of Primary Health Care and Child Survival

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:555
  1. Martin Schweiger, public health physician
  1. 12 Montagu Place, Leeds

    David Werner, David Saunders Health Wrights, $25, pp 206 ISBN 0 9655585 2 5

    The Declaration of Alma Ata, to which 134 nations subscribed in 1978, started from the affirmation that health is a fundamental human right, and strongly promoted the concept of Health for All by the Year 2000. With three years left to run, the target of health for all seems to be as remote as ever. David Werner and David Sanders have set out to find out why and have come up with some uncomfortable observations. The book is illustrated throughout with carefully drawn illustrations and cartoons.

    Focusing on the development of oral rehydration as a valuable tool in the fight against deaths …

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