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Global health gap widens says World Bank

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 21 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:470
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Researchers at the World Bank have warned that health policies that put the emphasis on tackling non-communicable diseases among elderly people rather than on communicable diseases among younger people risk widening the global health gap between the richest and poorest countries. They say that a shift towards concentrating on non-communicable diseases benefits the rich more than the poor.

    The team, who reported their findings in last week's Lancet (1999;354:586-9), said that global indicators that show …

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