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Open this folder and view contents Chapter 17 - Technical and operational improvements in rehabilitation of irrigation projects
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Better health in Africa: Experience and lessons learned

Development in practice

THE WORLD BANK

Washington, D.C.

© 1994 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK

All rights reserved

Manufactured in the United States of America

First printing September 1994

The Development in Practice series publishes reviews of the World Banks activities in different regions and sectors. It lays particular emphasis on the progress that is being made and on the policies and practices that hold the most promise of success in the effort to reduce poverty in the developing world.

The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in de study are entirely those of the authors and should not be attributed in any manner to the World Bank, to its affiliated organizations, or to members of its Board of Executive Directors or the countries they represent The boundaries, colors, denominations and other information shown on any map in this volume do not imply on the part of the World Bank Group any judgement on the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.

Cover photo: Curt Carnemark. World Bank Staff

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Better health in Africa: experience and lessons learned.

p- cm-(Development in practice)

Includes bibliographical references

ISBN 0-8213-2817-4

1. Public health Africa.

2. Health planning - Africa

3. Medical policy-Africa.

4. Medical economics-Africa.

I International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

II Title.

III Series: Development in practice (Washington, D.C.)

RA545.B49 1994

362-1’096-dc20 94-18249

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