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Engaging with global health

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 30 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:a

Globalisation has become a hot topic. Some argue that it has the potential to solve poverty in developing countries. Others regard it as the very driver of the growing North-South divide. Few dispute the overwhelmingly strong moral and practical case for tackling the rising tide of poverty and ill health in developing countries. At the June World Summit for Social Development, improving the health of poor and vulnerable people was put at the top of the development agenda. At the Millennium Assembly earlier this month, 106 world …

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