MICHELE BARRY, M.D.; FRANK BIA, M.D., M.P.H.
In 1964 the political union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar (Figure 1) formed a new country, the United Republic of Tanzania (1). Led by President Julius Nyerere, Tanzania has attempted to develop a health care system committed to the principles of African socialism (2). Due to economic adversity, some legacies of colonial medicine, and widespread drug shortages, this commitment to provide comprehensive preventive and curative health care to a predominately rural population has been constrained. A brief examination of Tanzania's health care system within the context of recent social and political development lends some insight into obstacles that hinder delivery of
BARRY M, BIA F. Socialist Health Care in Tanzania: A View from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. Ann Intern Med. ;104:438–440. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-3-438
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(3):438-440.
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