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Primary health care in Sierra Leone


  • MacCormack, Carol P.


Two pilot primary health care programmes are compared. One is primarily concerned with covering the national population by the year 2000; the other is more concerned with community participation and culturally-appropriate health care organization. Strengths and weaknesses of the two pilot programmes are assessed in relation to national financial constraints, epidemiological patterns, and the socio-cultural structure of rural chiefdoms. The comparison concludes with specific recommendations for a national programme which incorporates the best of both pilot programmes.

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  • MacCormack, Carol P., 1984. "Primary health care in Sierra Leone," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 199-208, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:19:y:1984:i:3:p:199-208

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