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Funding family planning

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:64
  1. B Harradine
  1. Parliament House, Canberra, Australia 2600.

    EDITOR, - The “speedily drafted resolution” adopted by the World Summit of National Academies of Science in New Delhi condemning Australia for “suspending all funds of family planning assistance to developing countries” 1 reflects poorly on the scientific community. With unscientific fervour the resolution was adopted by the scientists without verifying the facts. They took as their sole source a false story in the Canberra Times.

    The government did not suspend its $A130m, four year programme. On hold, pending a review into the policy basis …

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