Accurate figures would help to assess countries' needs betterBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7264.835 (Published 30 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:835
- Gerald Danaher, retired general practitioner
- 33 Ashby Road, Ravenstone, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 2AA
EDITOR—In his news item Lamar reports Médecins Sans Frontières as saying that developing countries spend twice as much a year on debt repayments as on health and education combined.1 Over the past decade I have read similar comparisons for many countries and regions of the developing world. Occasionally the comparison is combined with the figure—sometimes grossly inaccurate—for debt servicing. Not once have …
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