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Agencies unite to prevent child deaths

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1462
  1. Claudia Court
  1. BMJ.

    Many children are dying unnecessarily in eastern Europe, according to the World Health Organisation. Now the organisation has joined forces with Unicef and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in an effort to prevent these needless deaths.

    The WHO says that diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory infections are the main causes of infant deaths and childhood sickness in the five countries of eastern Europe—Armenia, …

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