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Health situation in former communist bloc is dire, says Unicef

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1324
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    Marking the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has issued a report on the social ramifications of the transition to market economies in the former communist bloc.

    The report, After the Fall: the Human Impact of Ten Years of Transition, states that women and children have suffered especially hard Although the report chronicles a host of economic and social problems, its findings on health are particularly disturbing, especially on the …

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