Think before donating medical supplies

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.859d (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:859
  1. Charles Todd
  1. Department of Primary Health Care, University College London Medical School, London N19 5NF.

    Editor,--I would urge that donations of medical supplies to Third World countries should be chosen just as carefully as those to the former Yugoslavia.1 In Zimbabwe I worked at a mission hospital where some of the donations we received included lorazepam, drops for infant colic, and decongestant …

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