The East African Medical Journal which started in 1923 has now reached its 70th year.
To what extent has the journal focused the attention of policy and decision makers on the most relevant problems of and solutions for Community Health in Eastern Africa?
To answer this question this paper surveys the journal's publications on Community Health in four eras into which the 70 years can be subdivided.
It then tries to match these publications with what has been happening in the political field and in the development of health services related to community health.
The conclusion is that the journal has, in this geographical region, been keeping pace with important trends and has been a stimulus to the development of improved and more relevant services for communities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Communauté, Santé, Politique sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Historique, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community, Health, Health policy, Primary health care, Case history, Human, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0007982
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.