Two actions are possible for doctors wanting to promote human welfare in Africa

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7128.393 (Published 31 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:393
  1. Guy Johnson, General practitionera
  1. a Sighthill Health Centre, Edinburgh EH11 4AU

    Editor—Logie and Benatar paint a depressing but accurate picture of the effects of poverty (exacerbated by the trade and aid policies of the rich nations of the world) on health and health care for the vast majority of sub-Saharan Africans.1 Although they end on a note of cautious optimism, thanks to the World Bank's new found commitment to alleviating poverty and the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, this may leave ordinary doctors in Britain feeling helpless …

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