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Community health workers

Community health workers

the Tanzanian experience

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tanzania.
    • Subjects:
    • Community health aides -- Tanzania.,
    • Community health services -- Tanzania.,
    • Community Health Aides -- Tanzania.,
    • Community Health Services -- Tanzania.,
    • Primary Health Care -- methods.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementKris Heggenhougen ... [et al.] ; with special assistance from M.P. Mandara ; forword by A.D. Chiduo.
      SeriesOxford medical publications
      ContributionsHeggenhougen, Kris.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA552.T34 C67 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 205 p. :
      Number of Pages205
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2738509M
      ISBN 100192616188
      LC Control Number86033261


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