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

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dc.contributor.author Quansah, Nat
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-20T04:37:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-20T04:37:36Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Quansah N. 2005. Integrated health care system: meeting global health care needs in the 21st century. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 3:67-72.
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/155
dc.description.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.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa
dc.subject ethnobotany
dc.subject health services
dc.subject rural health care
dc.subject rural health clinics
dc.subject biodiversity
dc.subject Madagascar
dc.subject traditional medicine
dc.subject health policy
dc.subject medicine
dc.subject human resources
dc.subject multicultural diversity
dc.subject sustainable development
dc.subject case studies
dc.subject medicinal plants
dc.title Integrated Health Care System: Meeting Global Health Care Needs in the 21st Century
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: 2005 - Volume 3 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications


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