Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 22nd, 2005
According to a recent report from France, "In the past 40 years, Madagascar's GDP has shrunk more than 30%. The almost continuous deterioration in living conditions has been marked by extremely severe economic crises, most notably in the mid-1980s.
"Analysis of death registers in the capital, Antananarivo, provides a means to track changes in mortality and main causes of death since 1976."
"In the past 25 years, the rise in poverty has substantially counteracted the positive effects of preventive health initiatives: it has triggered the...
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