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Let's start helping our neighbour

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 30 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:832
  1. Diego Santana-Hernández, medical director (
  1. La Palmera Health Centre, Bolivian Community Project, Casilla 235, Trinidad-Beni, Bolivia

    EDITOR—I grew up by the sea in a Spanish island then studied at university in a big city; in both these places I had seen inequities, particularly in health care. I came to the United Kingdom for my postgraduate training and practised in different hospitals for nearly nine years. I saw a great health service, the envy of other countries, mine among them. Health care was available to all in a human effort to achieve equity—again that word which …

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