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UK offers to help world’s poorest countries provide free health care

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 05 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3177
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, has approached governments of some of the world’s poorest countries, offering to help them develop free healthcare services. It is believed that the campaign will start with services for pregnant women and children.

    In several countries, including Uganda, Ghana, and Zambia, it has been shown that abolishing fees for healthcare …

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