C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil
Since 1984, intensified opposition to white minority domination in South Africa has been met with a succession of authoritarian measures. Political violence flared during 1986 in many black urban areas, including Alexandra, a township of about 120 000 persons north of Johannesburg. In this difficult period, a privately organized primary care clinic, the Alexandra Health Centre, has continued its long record of service and has strengthened its ties to the community.
An overcrowded slum located close to affluent white suburbs, Alexandra was targeted for demolition in the 1950s. Its inhabitants were to be forcibly resettled in the so-called
Naylor CD. Alexandra Health Centre: Primary Care for an Impoverished Black Township in South Africa. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:73–75. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-1-73
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(1):73-75.
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