The Challenge of Implementation of Preventive Programs in a Developing Country: Experiences, Situations, and Perspectives in Uruguay

Osimani, María Luz
December 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/15/2003 Supplement 5, Vol. 37, pS422
Academic Journal
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