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Title:Medical Aid to Ethiopia, 1950-1970
Author:Turshen, Meredeth
Periodical:Northeast African Studies
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:health aid
health education
History and Exploration
Health and Nutrition
international relations
Abstract:International medical aid has often been used to install an elite medical service that served the wishes of both foreign aid donors and national elites while ignoring the needs of the majority of rural poor. At first glance this does not appear to have been the case in Ethiopia, which received not a university faculty of medicine and teaching hospital in the capital city but a training centre for rural health auxiliary personnel in Gondar, a provincial capital. However, closer examination reveals that Haile Sellassie did use foreign donors to maintain his political position and, although he did not immediately obtain the medical education and medical care facilities he wanted, he did receive at Gondar an elite college that he manipulated to his purposes. Bibliogr., notes.