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Bosnian doctors fax for food

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.821a (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:821

An urgent appeal for help for doctors in Bosnia was made last week at a joint meeting in London of the World Health Organisation and the European Forum of National Medical Associations. In a faxed message saying that its representatives could not attend because Sarajevo airport had closed, the Bosnian Medical Association said, “We acknowledge that it's impossible for our fellow national medical associations to pay our salaries, but we appeal to the forum for food aid for doctors working in Bosnia.”

The impassioned appeal was a stark reminder to the meeting that the problems facing doctors in central …

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