Vision is needed to address problem of global health information

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7287.673/b (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:673
  1. Peter A Singer (peter.singer@utoronto.ca), director
  1. University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Canada M5G-1L4

    EDITOR—If the problem were a new opera house for Sydney, we would hold a competition for architects to show their designs. These designs are visions of the future. Similarly, vision is what we need now to address the problem of global health information.

    Pakenham-Walsh notes that international agencies, non-governmental organisations, publishers, libraries, training schools, and others all are seeking to improve access to information for healthcare workers.1 …

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