Bringing health to rural communities
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Bringing health to rural communities innovations of the U.P. Manila school of health sciences by Josefina G. Tayag

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Published by University of the Philippines Manila in Manila .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-362) and index.

StatementJosefina G. Tayag, Leothiny Clavel, editors
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 394 p. :
Number of Pages394
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25122661M
ISBN 109789719357292
LC Control Number2011308545

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