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London conference outlines priorities for health care in Darfur

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1308 (Published 05 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1308
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Darfur’s health system requires a major overhaul to overcome its existing shortcomings and to cope with the challenges of reconstruction after conflict, participants at a Darfur medical conference said this week.

    The meeting from 1 to 3 March, organised by British Friends of Sudan and held at London University’s School for Oriental and African Studies, was intended to “start the process for a health development plan for Darfur.” It heard contributions from senior Sudanese medical specialists in various fields, and from representatives of Sudan’s federal ministry of health and non-governmental organisations.

    The prospect of peace in Darfur offered both opportunities and challenges, particularly from the relocation and resettlement of …

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