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Health in South Asia: Sri Lanka needs to build on its strengths and gains

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 17 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1497
  1. Saroj Jayasinghe, associate professor (
  1. Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka

    EDITOR—Bhutta et al and the World Bank highlight Sri Lanka as a model in achieving exceptional health status with comparatively low investments.1 2 However, recent data show a stagnation of gains (such as an increase in infant mortality from 15.9/1000 in 1998 to 17/1000 in 2001) and emerging challenges. …

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