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Hospice and Palliative Care in AfricaA Review of Developments and Challenges$
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Michael Wright and David Clark

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206803

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.001.0001

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Tunisia

Tunisia

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(p.479) Chapter 31 Tunisia
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Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa
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Michael Wright (Contributor Webpage)

David Clark

Jennifer Hunt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0031

Tunisia (population 9.97 million people) is a country in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Tunisia and Libya that covers an area of 163, 610 km2. Palliative care services have not been identified in Tunisia, but there is evidence of growing interest. It also has been affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The WHO overall health care system performance score places Tunisia 52nd out of 191 countries. In addition, a discussion on the political economy of Tunisia is included.

Keywords:   Tunisia, palliative care, HIV, AIDS, health care system, political economy

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