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Mental health services in Nicaragua: Ten years of revolution

  • Alison Harris (a1) and Tammy Shefer (a2)
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Nicaragua is celebrating ten years of revolution since the overthrow of the 45 year long Somoza dictatorship∗. In this time, the Sandinista government has attempted to construct a more democratic society with considerable achievements in the area of health, welfare and education. Indeed, health care has been a priority in spite of severe economic difficulties caused by the United States economic blockade and by the need for defence against the war waged by the counter-revolutionaries (the Contra).

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DECOPS/MINSA (1983) Estrategia de Capacitacion Popular en la Atencion Primaria de Salud en Nicaragua. Ministerio de Salud, Managua.
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Mental health services in Nicaragua: Ten years of revolution

  • Alison Harris (a1) and Tammy Shefer (a2)
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