WHO accused of “brain robbery”


“Star of the day was Prof David Sanders, of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and the People’s Health Movement, whose rousing speech slating the official declaration received a standing ovation from campaigners, while many member state representatives sat silent. It ought to tackle unfair trade, he said, in which agricultural subsidies lead to food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in Africa. He accused corporations of buying up land in famine-dogged Ethiopia to grow food for the west. And he accused the west of robbing poor countries of skilled healthcare staff.”

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