Regional Spotlight: Africa
Africa is an intriguing place. It is one of the most misunderstood continents. For many, unfounded myths make it a dark, avoidable place. For those of us who have lived or work there, this could be further from the truth. In reality, it is exhilarating and intoxicating. It is one of the most exciting places in the world right now. For the physician with their heart in the right place, it is a great place to have active influence in people’s lives and health.
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