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The Mexico Summit on Health Research 2004

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:421

Medical community in developing countries has duty to promote healthcare research

  1. Stuart Enoch, PhD surgical research (
  1. Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff University, Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4UJ

    EDITOR—Abbasi's editorial on the Mexico Summit on Health Research 2004 aptly emphasises the significance of formulating and implementing national health research agendas.1 Although this is essential for rich and poor governments alike, it is even more imperative for developing countries to devise appropriate research strategies to reduce child mortality, prevent infectious diseases, and combat AIDS. The medical communities in these countries should take an active part …

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