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Health care in poor countries must be defended against privatisation, Oxfam says

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 06 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2737
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    The UK charity Oxfam has joined with the public services union UNISON to demand that free public health care in poor countries must not become a “casualty of privatisation.”

    Their campaign was launched on 1 July, with the delivery by ambulance of a “prescription for immediate action” to the Department for International Development. The message was received by Mike Foster, junior minister for international development.

    The campaign calls on the UK government to act as a “champion for health care for all” by encouraging investment by the World Bank and major international donors in free public health services in developing countries, to …

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