Abdool-Karim traces progress

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[b]South Africa[/b] has achieved much in health since the era of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, but South Africans are still getting a raw deal, reports [s]IoL[/s].

Dr Salim Abdool-Karim, director for the [b]Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa[/b], speaking at a [b]SA Medical Association[/b] conference in Durban, said the country is unique in that it carried an exceptionally high health burden. [b]Bangladesh[/b], which had a population of about 150m, spent less money per person on health and yet all its health indicators, such as infant mortality, matched those of SA, with a population of about 53m.

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