Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Feature Drug industry sponsorship

Who's funding WHO?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:338

Rapid Response:

Unfair and hasty conclusions

I have known Dr.Saraceno for over 15 years, even before he joined the
WHO. His great concern for the mentally disabled in many developing
countries and his friendly, non-patronizing attitude have won him several
friends in this part of the world. He has motivated and inspired the
initiation of several psychosocial rehabilitation programmes for the
chronic mentally ill. His dealings have always been straight and
forthright and many of us here are pained that the conclusions drawn by
the author are rather hasty and unjust.



Schizophrenia Research foundation
Chennai, India

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

22 February 2007
Rangaswamy Thara
Director, Schizophrenia Research Foundation
Chennai, India