This edition: Understanding Sickness, Overcoming Prejudice
Two case studies focusing on Africa. In Kenya, the battle against diseases such as AIDS, malaria, and trachoma is a way of life. Health care workers discuss strategies for reaching the region's widely scattered people with treatment and information, and H.J. de Blij discusses the prospects for improving the situation in this "reservoir of disease." In South Africa, the abolition of apartheid was only the beginning of a long process of political and economic reform. The second case study examines the process of land reform, as well as the many other problems confronting South Africa's new leadership.