n Latin American Report - Medicine first : IDB news

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



Extracted from text ... 78 Unisa Latin American Report vol 20 no 1 2004 Medicine first Christina MacCulloch How an emergency drug-distribution program is revitalizing the role of local clinics in Argentina's low-income neighborhoods When people in the Buenos Aires suburb of Almirante Brown need medicine, they go to a neighborhood clinic aptly named "Rayito de Sol" (ray of sunshine). There they find a public health nurse, doctors who have experience working at nearby hospitals, and - most importantly - a well-stocked pharmacy of essential medications they receive at no charge. Things were not always so sunny for residents of this working-class neighborhood. ..

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