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Improving the delivery of safe and effective healthcare in low and middle income countries

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e981 (Published 14 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e981

Re: Improving the delivery of safe and effective healthcare in low and middle income countries

Indeed. What is equally, if not more important, and complementary to what the authors propose, is to support transdisciplinary communication frameworks, thereby promoting collective understanding of healthcare providers needs and ways of meeting those needs, and advocacy among all stakeholders with an interest in the progressive realisation of universal access to evidence-based health care. The strongest and most sustainable change is that emerging from all those working in the system, rather than that which is devised and imposed by researchers and policymakers.

Competing interests: I facilitate a global virtual network called Healthcare Information For All by 2015 www.hifa2015.org
24 February 2012
Neil Pakenham-Walsh
Global Health Professional
Global Healthcare Information Network
Corner House, Charlbury, OX7 3PN
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