When small things can make a big difference in health
Your home address should not define your quality of life – but for Maria, managing multiple health issues in a rural Brazilian village miles from a health clinic, it does. But by thinking small, one programme has found a way to make big differences to people’s lives by bringing specialised care within reach.
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