Reducing health inequities in a generation: a dream or reality?

Prinja, Shankar; Kumar, Rajesh
February 2009
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Feb2009, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p84
Academic Journal
The authors discuss the prospects for improving health conditions in low-income countries where the incidence of disease outpaces the financial resources available for health care. The authors point to the Millennium Development Goal targets and argue that more political will must be brought to bear as the health problems and solutions are known.


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