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Experts call for more resources to tackle Africa’s health challenges in infectious and chronic diseases

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 12 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2367
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

Poor African countries need to inject more funds and human resources to deal with pressing health challenges in the continent, say experts.

Former United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, speaking at the international Gateway to Africa conference held in Geneva on 4-6 April, said there had been substantial investments in recent years into health in Africa, to try and advance the UN’s Millennium Development Goals created in 2000, which included halving extreme poverty and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Much, however, remains to be done to address major problems such as a lack of adequate clean …

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