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UN seeks to boost access to health care for millions of refugees and internally displaced people

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4121 (Published 07 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4121
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UN Refugee Agency) is putting more money into its basic healthcare operations worldwide in a bid to reduce morbidity and mortality and boost access to treatment for millions of refugees, internally displaced people, asylum seekers, and other people of concern.

    António Guterres, the high commissioner, said at the end of a session of the agency’s governing board that more funds have been put into programmes to combat malaria, malnutrition, anaemia, and sexual and gender based violence and to boost reproductive health.

    Mr Guterres, a former prime minister …

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