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Christopher Wood

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 31 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5679
  1. Ann Thuo

    Dr Christopher Wood, a household name in eastern Africa, was a passionate community health practitioner who spent his lifetime improving the health of underprivileged populations in Africa.

    Chris’s decision to go into public health was shaped by a number of events early in life, even before qualifying as a doctor at Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, in 1947. Vacations spent working at a coal mine as a young medical student, a motorcycle journey across several countries and health systems in Asia and Africa, and several successful undertakings in public health practice, including tuberculosis prevention …

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