Where health care has no access: the nomadic populations of sub‐Saharan Africa

@article{SheikMohamed1999WhereHC,
  title={Where health care has no access: the nomadic populations of sub‐Saharan Africa},
  author={Amina Sheik-Mohamed and Johan P. Velema},
  journal={Tropical Medicine \& International Health},
  year={1999},
  volume={4}
}
Summary Nomadic and seminomadic pastoralists make optimal use of scarce water and pasture in the arid regions south of the Sahara desert, spreading from Mauretania in the west to Somalia in East Africa. We attempted to summarize the fragmentary evidence from the literature on the health status of these populations and to assess the best ways to provide them with modern health care. Infant mortality is higher among nomadic than among neighbouring settled populations, but childhood malnutrition… Expand
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