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Open your eyes to Africa

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 29 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0-g
  1. Jocalyn Clark, associate editor (

    Africa is big, complex, and confounding. The ambivalence of looking towards a future full of promise but uncertainty is captured in our cover image—that of a child shielding his eyes in front of a Malian textile containing eyes wide open. Achieving a successful future is by no means a task for Africa alone, and the BMJ is contributing through this week's theme issue.

    But can we do justice to a continent as richly diverse as Africa? We will present this theme issue to the 53 African Union health ministers …

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