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Letters UK infant mortality

Child health in the UK: we need to help children survive and thrive

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 14 April 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1412
  1. Michael Craig Watson, trustee,
  2. John Lloyd, honorary vice president
  1. Institute of Health Promotion and Education, PO Box 7409, Lichfield WS14 4LS, UK
  1. mcwatson100{at}

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s latest report—State of Child Health 2020—continues to paint a bleak picture of child health in the UK.12 Health outcomes are particularly poor for children who live in deprived areas. Mental health, breastfeeding, obesity, and youth violence are just some of the diverse public health issues that require urgent …

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