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BMA tells doctors to take career breaks working in world's poorest countries

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 10 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:972
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    British doctors should consider volunteering their time to work abroad to help improve the health of poor people overseas, a new BMA report says.

    The report on the health of the world's poor, which was published this week, says that the NHS should actively support health improvements in poor countries.

    The United Kingdom, which has recruited many thousands of health workers from poor countries in the past decade without incurring training costs (Observations, doi: 10.1136/bmj.39206.640903.94), has a duty to assist financially poor countries to rebuild their …

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