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Health closer to home: transforming care in the Solomon Islands

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Health closer to home: transforming care in the Solomon Islands. World Health Organization, 2017
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Imagine spending your entire weekly food budget on an hours-long truck ride along a bumpy, dusty dirt road in tropical heat to reach the nearest hospital. Now imagine doing it pregnant. Six times. 

About 30% of all births in the Solomon Islands happen at the National Referral Hospital, even though the capital accounts for just 13% of the sprawling archipelago’s population. Of the nation’s 157 doctors, 126 are based here.

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World Health Organization
Year published: 
2017
Month published: 
March