International NGOs and primary health care in Mozambique: the need for a new model of collaboration.

  title={International NGOs and primary health care in Mozambique: the need for a new model of collaboration.},
  author={James T. Pfeiffer},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  volume={56 4},
  • J. Pfeiffer
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Political Science
  • Social science & medicine
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