Health situation in former communist bloc is dire, says UnicefBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1324 (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1324
- James Ciment
- 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 …