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BMA meeting: representatives say medical associations should speak out against denial of medical services to civilians

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2691
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. 1BMJ

    The BMA will consider suspending contact with any national medical association that does not speak out against the military targeting of healthcare staff and hospitals or the denial of medical services, representatives at the annual BMA conference have voted.

    Although it was made clear that no race, nationality, or faith was favoured, reference was made to humanitarian crises in Darfur, Gaza, and Sri Lanka.

    Speaking for the motion (to suspend contact), …

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