September 11 might be shock treatment for addressing global health inequalities

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7368.838/a (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:838
  1. Niyi Awofeso, public health officer (surveillance) (niyiawofeso@hotmail.com)
  1. School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia

    EDITOR—Smith's editorial rightly points to the heightened interest in global health issues by world leaders but overemphasises the impact of the recent report on macroeconomics on health for bringing this about. 1 2

    World development reports and indicators and human development reports have been published for decades by the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme, respectively. These annual reports detail global health inequalities and can be accessed on the internet. For example, the Human Development Report 1997, commenting on globalisation and …

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