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Self Determination and Health Care

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A collection of four titles which explore the importance of self-determination and cooperation in the success of the development process and which examine health care issues in developing countries. Titles include: Choices: How researchers and planners are tackling local problems in their own way and developing methods to harness science and technology to meet the particular needs of their nations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East (28 min.); Footholds: Research for South America's Rural Poor: The plight of the campesinos and how a network of Latin American research groups is investigating issues and technologies integral to the campesinos' way of life (28 min. 52 sec.); Rural Health Workers: The use of trained auxiliaries to bring basic health care to rural people in Panama, Thailand, Canada, Bangladesh, Iran, and Venezuela (24 min. 18 sec.); and A Message from African Healers: The role played by traditional healers in providing health care in rural areas of many developing countries and some of the main features of this African therapeutic system--the treatment of psychic illnesses and the consideration of the ill person as part of his or her society (24 min. 56 sec.).

1990, 106 min

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