South Asian health: what is to be done?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7443.838-c (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:838

Educated people should be champions

  1. R N Srivastava (rns2@vsnl.com), past president, Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  1. 487 Mandakini Enclave, Alaknanda, New Delhi 110019, India

    EDITOR—The medical and health problems of South Asia, particularly those affecting children and women, are very well known. The burgeoning population with the resulting grinding poverty may be the root of various ills and is now increasingly responsible for child abuse and neglect and child labour. Illiteracy and ignorance are widespread and contribute substantially to the prevalence of many preventable diseases. …

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