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Eradicating war is essential to eliminate poverty and improve health

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1208
  1. Robin Stott, chairman,
  2. Douglas Holdstock
  1. Medact, London N19 4DJ

    EDITOR—We welcome the editorial on the International Poverty and Health Network and will encourage Medact to participate in the work of the network.1

    Medact is an organisation of health professionals who are concerned about major threats to health, such as violent conflict, poverty, and environmental degradation. To the editorial's otherwise comprehensive list of objectives we would like to add one which we regard as vital:the elimination of war.

    War and the preparation …

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