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World summit hits hurdles on opening day

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.457 (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:457
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    The world summit on sustainable development has swung into gear in Johannesburg this week with all the expected trouble spots continuing to cause disagreement among the working groups still trying to find a common cause for the final statement.

    Among these are two areas crucial to health among developing countries: intellectual property rights and how they affect medicines; and sanitation. …

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