Log In
Thursday 14th December 2017

Health-care for All: History of a Third-World Dilemma (Hardcover)

22nd June 2009

In the 1960s to 1980s, a heated controversy arose as to how best medical care could be delivered to individuals living in rural 'third-world' communities.

Health Care for All

This became polarised: should the national health budget be directed to primary health care with the exclusion of tertiary care (including hospitals).  This became confused with the training of medical personnel, including doctors

Of course, a balanced approach is what is required.  Now that the NHS under the present government is rapidly becoming oriented towards primary health care, this third-world controversy of nearly half a century ago might well be worthy of consideration.  After a decade, and more, working in Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Saudi Arabia, as well as in Papua New Guinea, the author became increasingly convinced that a balanced viewpoint, i.e. between curative and preventive medicine was both essential and the only way forward in both developing and developed countries.

That is a simple 'message' and the underlying theme in this book.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Article Id: 11852
Date Added: 22nd Jun 2009

Recent Related Articles

Chemical surgery performed on embryos in world first

Order now


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2017