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“Humanitarian corridor” for medical aid is vital in Congo, says Miliband

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2413 (Published 04 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2413
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    United Nations peacekeepers are escorting a convoy of urgent medical supplies across the frontline in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in an attempt to prevent mass outbreaks of disease among hundreds of thousands of people displaced by recent fighting.

    Paul Garwood, of the World Health Organization’s department for health action in crises, said that up to a million people were affected by the crisis and that WHO was “reacting aggressively” by intervening with emergency supplies in a response to the immediate healthcare needs of the affected people.

    He said, “This region of DRC [Democratic Republic of Congo] is endemic for …

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