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BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0510357
  1. Emily Spry1
  1. 1International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

The health for all

The health of the world's poor has come under the spotlight again, as a recent meeting of the United Nations considered the fate of the millennium development goals. The goals are eight targets that the world should meet by 2015. Three of the goals refer directly to health, with others inextricably linked to the factors that underlie basic health, such as relief from poverty and the education of women.

The goals came out of the millennium declaration, a statement of intent signed by the leaders of 189 countries in September 2000. As the world looked into a new millennium, …

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