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UK launches initiative on global health

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:402
  1. Tessa Richards
  1. BMJ

    Proposals to set up a new UK Partnership for Global Health to take a lead in responding to global health threats have been welcomed by Gisela Stewart, England's parliamentary undersecretary for health.

    Speaking at a recent meeting in London organised by the Nuffield Trust and the Royal College of Physicians, she said that the government was committed to tackling global health problems and pledged she would take the initiative forward. The new organisation is envisaged as an alliance between the government, the NHS, industry, non-governmental organisations, and the voluntary sector.

    A proposed agenda for action is set out in Global Health: a Local Issue, a report of a year long policy …

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