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Global aid programmes are failing the world's poorest people

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7354.10/b (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:10
  1. Claire McKenna
  1. BMJ

    John Simpson, BBC world affairs editor and patron of the charity Health Unlimited, has told an audience that global aid programmes have prioritised populations that are more accessible, rather than the most needy people, in order to meet targets.

    Speaking at the Royal College of Physicians last week, Mr Simpson referred to the “broken promises” of the world's richest governments. He spoke of the millennium development goals on poverty reduction and access to education, water, and …

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