Health network will work to reduce poverty

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1249
  1. ELISABETH KALBFUSS, freelance journalist
  1. London

    A group of health professionals has decided to set up a worldwide network to try to influence political leaders and policy makers to act to reduce poverty. Citing the link between poverty and ill health in the developing and industrialised world, representatives of Action in International Medicine (AIM) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have called on doctors and nurses to become more politically involved.

    “We truly believe we're facing a global health crisis,” Dr John Martin, deputy director …

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