Partnerships with African hospitals may improve health

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7498.1025-d (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1025
  1. Caris Grimes, preregistration house officer (carisgrimes@doctors.org.uk)
  1. Whipps Cross University Hospital, London E11

    EDITOR—Theory and talk need to be turned into practical solutions when considering the health of Africa.1 As a (potential) surgical trainee, I was particularly appalled at a recent visit to a hospital in Africa where the general surgeons were able to insist on bribes as well as expenses for performing routine operations. The reason given was that …

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