oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The second Cinderella

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Preventative medicine and Geriatrics have been descriptionbed as the two Cinderellas of medicine. Neither is spectacular or dramatic. Neither demonstrates easily achieved, easily recognizable benefits, both seek to avert, not cure, morbidity It is to the credit of Zimbabwe's Health services that they are expanding in the fields of preventative medicine and primary health care as fast as is possible in the face of other commitments with, it is anticipated, considerable improvement in the overall health of the nation.

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