oa South African Family Practice - Rural medicine in Nepal : rural health issues



Extracted from text ... Introduction Nepal is a fascinating country, famous for its mighty Himalayan peaks and ancient untouched cultures. In spite of its great beauty and attraction, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world. As in many developing countries, most of the population lives in rural areas while most of the medical facilities and health professionals are found in the capital city. Although there are many rural hospitals scattered throughout the hills of Nepal, many function very poorly, suffering from shortage of staff, medicines and low quality of care. Some however have gained a reputation for offering good and appropriate ..


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