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Africa: a continent for the third millennium

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7277.0/a (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:a

Africa stalks this BMJ. And so it should in an issue which for pedants is the first of the third millennium. Africa has a greater concentration of poverty and health problems than any other continent, and the health inequality between those in rich and poor countries must be the world's number one health issue.

A W Logie, a retired Scottish physician, describes his return to Zambia, where he became infected with HIV (p 59). His disease is held in check by expensive treatments that are simply not available to most of the 25 …

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