Maternal and child care in developing countries
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Maternal and child care in developing countries assessment, promotion, implementation : proceedings, Third International Congress on Maternal and Neonatal Health, 1987, Lahore, Pakistan by International Congress on Maternal and Neonatal Health (3rd 1987 Lahore, Pakistan)

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Published by Ott Publishers in Thun, Switzerland .
Written in English


  • Maternal Welfare.,
  • Maternal Health Services.,
  • Infant Care.,
  • Child Health Services.,
  • Family Planning Services.,
  • Developing Countries.

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Edition Notes

Summaries in French, Spanish and Arabic.

Statementeditors, Elton Kessel, Asghari K. Awan ; associate editors, Jean F. Martin, Abdel R. Omran, Dan Ullmann.
ContributionsKessel, Elton., Asghari Khanum Awan.
The Physical Object
Paginationxl, 381 p. :
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14741181M
ISBN 103722567718

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