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[Correspondence] New era for health in The Gambia?

We appreciate Andrew Green’s timely World Report (Feb 18, p 684)1 on The Gambia. At this crucial moment, The Gambia and west Africa face serious public health challenges. During the recent leadership change, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gave vital diplomatic and military support to The Gambia. Continued ECOWAS-wide collaboration could improve overall public health, particularly in response to regional issues such as climate change. Gambian leaders must repair infrastructure corroded by decades of misgovernance that has left a depleted treasury and staggering debt load.

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