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WHO chief calls for united front in face of three crises: food, climate change, and pandemic influenza

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39588.355162.DB (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1155
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    The global community needs to present a united front in the face of the three looming crises on the horizon—food, climate change, and pandemic influenza—that have the potential to undo much hard won progress in public health, the head of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan, told ministers and senior health officials on Monday.

    The WHO chief said these three international crises could severely affect health, with poor people being the first and hardest to be hit. “Two are beyond the direct control of the health sector. But for …

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