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Zambia leads the way over international aid

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:269
  1. Daloni Carlisle
  1. London

    Developing countries should use Zambia's experience in encouraging international donors to sign up to a national health strategy as an example and put their money into a central “basket” rather than fund their own projects, says a high level international report.

    A comprehensive review of Zambia's six year programme of health reform by an international team lead by Halfdan Mahler, the former director general of the World Health Organisation, found that putting money into a central fund or basket administered by the Zambian ministry of health allowed …

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