Australia's flying doctors tackle Third World health issues

Silversides, Ann
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, pE229
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Australia's flying doctors tackle Third World health issues," by Ann Silversides, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca on September 25, 2009. It focuses on health services of Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, a federation of four divisions including in Queensland, southeastern, central and western Australia that render services to almost all countries. Among its programs are the use of protective footwear and general practice for rural women. INSET: Future challenges for the Royal Flying Doctors Service.


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