Haiti emerging from chaos to face health care crisis

Guly, Christopher
April 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/27/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 9, p1379
Academic Journal
Reports on the health care crisis faced by Haiti as of April 2004. Access of the country's residents to any form of health care services; Factors attributed to a high incidence of physical challenges such as those from congenital deformities and amputations; Prevalence of AIDS in Haiti.


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