Psychiatry in Zambia
The World Health Organisation's definition of health is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being". However competing demands for limited resources have marginalised provisions for mental health in many Third World countries. Dr R.J. Craig recently visited Zambia and examines the extent of the country's psychiatric services.
A holiday in Zambia provided a fresh and gripping look at life, medicine and psychiatry. I was made most welcome by Professor Alan Haworth, head of the Department of Psychiatry in the local university, and spent an engrossing few days with him and his colleagues.
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