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Tunisia

Michael Wright, David Clark and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780199206803
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730474 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0031
Tunisia

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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

Chapter.  1818 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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