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South Asian health: what is to be done?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7443.838-a (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:838

With peace, enter diseases of old age

  1. Ediriweera B R Desapriya, research associate (edesap@cw.bc.ca)
  1. department of paediatrics Centre for Community Child Health Research, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3V4

    EDITOR—Sri Lanka's healthcare system is comparatively successful despite the ongoing civil war and political uncertainty. Sri Lanka has recorded impressive achievements in health, nutrition, and family planning with comparatively low levels of public expenditure on health. Current life expectancy is 73 years, compared with a …

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