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Trade liberalisation threatens public health systems

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 10 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1090
  1. Alex Vass
  1. BMJ

    Increasing foreign investment in the health sector is a “poisoned chalice” for many countries and risks weakening their public health systems, an international children's aid charity has said.

    Save the Children's warning comes as private sector investment in health services, such as private health care and health insurance, is being encouraged under the General Agreement on Trade in Service (GATS), which is …

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