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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 16 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3789

Charities call for free health care for millions: Leading non-governmental organisations and trade unions, including Oxfam and Save the Children, are calling on world leaders meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September to back any initiative they agree for free health care in developing countries with financial and technical support. A report from 62 organisations called Your Money or Your Life ( says that half a million pregnant women die each year because they do not have access to health care and that people are facing abuses such as being imprisoned …

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