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Plight of Afghan people must not be forgotten

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:755
  1. Ben Armstrong, head, environmental epidemiology unit,
  2. Michel Coleman, head, cancer and public health unit,
  3. Clive Davies, head, disease control and vector biology unit,
  4. Diana Elbourne, head, medical statistics unit,
  5. Astrid Fletcher, head, epidemiology unit,
  6. Emily Grundy, head, centre for population studies,
  7. Andy Haines, dean,
  8. Andy Hall, head, infectious disease epidemiology unit,
  9. Betty Kirkwood, head, public health intervention research unit,
  10. Donna Lamping, head, health services research unit,
  11. Michael Miles, head, pathogen molecular biology and biochemistry unit,
  12. Ian Roberts, professor of epidemiology and public health, public health intervention research unit,
  13. Egbert Sondorp, senior lecturer, public health and humanitarian aid
  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

    EDITOR—We are deeply concerned about the potential humanitarian consequences of war in Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world with a life expectancy of only 43 years, and a death …

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