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Health in South Asia: Community worker programmes may be occasional local solution

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 17 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1497
  1. Jean-Pierre Unger, senior lecturer,
  2. Pierre de Paepe, research assistant,
  3. Patricia Ghilbert, research assistant (
  1. Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, 155 nationalestraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

    EDITOR—In the South Asia issue Moazzem et al criticise the promotion in developing countries of a Western style of health services based on personalised curative treatment administered by doctors and hospitals regardless of the entirely different disease pattern and socioeconomic conditions of most people.1 On these grounds they call for national community health worker …

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