Funding family planningBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6920.64b (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:64
- B Harradine
- Parliament House, Canberra, Australia 2600.
EDITOR, - The “speedily drafted resolution” adopted by the World Summit of National Academies of Science in New Delhi condemning Australia for “suspending all funds of family planning assistance to developing countries” 1 reflects poorly on the scientific community. With unscientific fervour the resolution was adopted by the scientists without verifying the facts. They took as their sole source a false story in the Canberra Times.
The government did not suspend its $A130m, four year programme. On hold, pending a review into the policy basis …