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December 14, 1984

A Cooperative Model for Provision of Regional Health Services in a Developing Nation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Saint Francis Community Hospital, Greenville, SC (Dr Bessinger); and l'Hospital Sainte Croix, Leogane, Haiti (Dr McNeeley).

JAMA. 1984;252(22):3149-3151. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350220055031
Abstract

The development of health care in the Leogane region of Haiti has been a ten-year story of international cooperation among health professionals, of closely targeted assistance, and of policy coordination between assisting private agencies and the Haitian government. The broadly based health care program of l'Hopital Sainte Croix of Leogane is presented as a model of a cooperative effort that has resulted in rapid regional health care development and as an encouragement to the many differing types of groups responding to a world in medical need.

(JAMA 1984;252:3149-3151)

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