RICHARD C. BROWN, M.D.
BROWN RC. Collapse of a Medical System: The Case of Equatorial Guinea. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:370-371. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-2-370
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(2):370-371.
Political oppression in Third-World countries has been commonplace in recent decades. Their citizens may suffer not only from the direct effects of a totalitarian regime but also from the secondary effects of compromised social services. One of the most vulnerable services of a country is its system of medical care. The case of Equatorial Guinea shows how a good medical system can be almost completely destroyed by political upheaval.
Equatorial Guinea is composed of the province of Rio Muni on the western coast of Africa and several islands in the
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