PASCAL JAMES IMPERATO, M.D.
Mali is a large land-locked country in the center of West Africa. It covers 464 873 square miles, about the size of California and Texas combined. Most of the estimated 6.3 million population is in the central and southern regions. The north is desert and semi-desert inhabited by Tuareg and Maure nomads. Ninety percent of the population engage in either subsistence agriculture or animal husbandry. There are over a dozen ethnic groups in the country, but the Mande-speaking peoples—the Bambara, Malinke, and Sarakole—constitute close to 50% of the population (1). French is the official language. Approximately 65% of the population
IMPERATO PJ. Modern and Traditional Medicine: The Case of Mali. Ann Intern Med. ;95:650–651. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-650
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):650-651.
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