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October 24/31, 2007

Bridging the Coverage Gap in Global Health

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland.

JAMA. 2007;298(16):1940-1942. doi:10.1001/jama.298.16.1940

In this issue of JAMA, the editors have joined a remarkable international collaboration organized by the Council of Science Editors. More than 200 scientific and medical journals have agreed to publish simultaneously on a topic of key global importance—the relationship between poverty and human development. By joining together and publishing articles on this common theme, these journals highlight the problems of health disparities in the developing world and demonstrate how the tools and concerned commitment of scientists can help reduce the existing inequities.