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Transformative learning for health equity

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1643
  1. Nobutaro Ban, professor
  1. 1Department of General Medicine/Family and Community Medicine, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8560, Japan
  1. nobuban{at}

Call for submissions for the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, 27-31 January 2014

The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 27-31 January 2014 will focus, as in previous years, on important matters related to global health policy. The conference will be co-hosted by PMAC, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the China Medical Board, with the support of other key related partners, including the BMJ. It will feature five days of presentations of original research and organised sessions especially aimed at exploring how healthcare education can be transformed to promote health equity.

Health inequity is ubiquitous both between countries1 …

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