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US doctors' group opposes war in Afghanistan

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7321.1086/a (Published 10 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1086
  1. Charles Marwick
  1. Washington

    The American Public Health Association has adopted a statement opposing the war in Afghanistan as an “undertaking that runs counter to the health and wellbeing of our populations.” The statement specifically condemns the intentional killing of civilians as a crime against humanity and endorses efforts to bring terrorist attackers to justice.

    The association's annual meeting also called on Congress and the Bush administration to commit $10bn (£6.5bn) to help public health authorities to respond to acts of biological terrorism over the next five years.

    Urging immediate action, the …

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