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Special Health Problems of Island Developing and other Specially Disadvantaged Countries

Report of a Meeting of Experts, London, 21–25 January 1980

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This is the report of an expert group, convened to focus on the special health problems of island developing and other specially disadvantaged countries. The members of the expert group were invited to examine the problems and to make recommendations as to how they should most effectively be tackled, by individual governments, by regional groups of countries and by the Commonwealth Secretariat and other agencies, within available resources.



This report includes a list of the conclusions reached, a summary of the discussions, an introductory paper prepared by the Secretariat, papers prepared by participants who led the discussion on particular topics, and other papers contributed by participants.

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Introduction

The number of Commonwealth developing countries which are islands or which suffer particular disadvantages as a result of their small size, their remoteness from major centres and their limited resources is large. Because of their relative proverty and shortages of trained personnel, they are especially at risk in the face of disease epidemics and natural disasters.

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