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Governments failing to invest in education and health

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.829-a (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:829
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Young people, especially in the developing world, are being short-changed because continuing under-investment in their health and education is stripping them of prospects for their future, says a report from the United Nations.


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    The world faces the largest ever generation of children on the brink of adulthood: an estimated 1.2 billion people aged between 10 and 19 years, according to the United Nations Population Fund. This surge in the number of young people …

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