More than 14 million children under 5 years of age die annually in the Third World, mainly due to diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria and immunizable diseases.
The problems of poverty, malnutrition, poor sanitation, illiteracy and high fertility that traditionally are associated with underdevelopment are now being compounded by social disruption due to rapid changes in lifestyle, new diseases such as AIDS and Third World debt.
A vital part of the solution is provision of basic medical and education services to all, with emphasis on female literacy and improving the status of women.
Key elements in providing basic medical services are delegation and empowerment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Pratique professionnelle, Milieu hospitalier, Pays en développement, Mortalité, Pédiatrie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Professional practice, Hospital environment, Developing countries, Mortality
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0312208
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.