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Integrated Health Care System: Meeting Global Health Care Needs in the 21st Century

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Title: Integrated Health Care System: Meeting Global Health Care Needs in the 21st Century
Authors: Quansah, Nat
Keywords: ethnobotany
health services
rural health care
rural health clinics
show 9 moreMadagascar
traditional medicine
health policy
human resources
multicultural diversity
sustainable development
case studies
medicinal plants

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Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Quansah N. 2005. Integrated health care system: meeting global health care needs in the 21st century. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 3:67-72.
Abstract: The Integrated Health Care System is presented as an appropriate system capable of helping meet global health care needs in a satisfactory manner. It is a system that consciously targets and harnesses peoples’ links with biodiversity for health reasons. It is an integrative and positive tool blending health, economic, and biological and cultural diversity conservation needs of people and their area, all at the same time. Results from a study of health care conducted from 1993 through 1997 at the ‘Clinique de Manongarivo’, a pilot rural health center in northwest Madagascar practicing the Integrated Health Care System approach, are used as evidence of the viability of this system. In conclusion a call is made for re-thinking and re-acting of health policies to implement the system in other countries.
ISSN: 1547-3465
Appears in Collections:2005 - Volume 3 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications

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