Global Report: An Alternative Account of 1981: Population -kantha's Story (1982)

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The second of six stories on situations affecting millions of ordinary people al l over the world. Shows the work of Kantha de Silva, one of Sri Lanka's 4,000 mi dwives, and in the running for the 1981 national prize for family planning work. Her dealings with two families in Svastipura show the causes and beginnings of the change which is at the heart of the worldwide decceleration in population growth. Can either be hired separately or together with the other par ts of the series

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