Health professionals are aware of the devastating effect of armed conflict on child health. Less well recognised is the devastating effect of economic sanctions of countries on child health. An Editorial in BMJ Paediatrics Open calls for the ending of such sanctions as thy affect the most vulnerable. We value the thoughts of CHIFA members on this suggestion.
Economic sanctions on countries are indiscriminate weapons and should be banned
CHIFA Profile: Imti Choonara is a Professor in Child Health at the University of Nottingham, UK. Professional interests: Paediatric clinical pharmacology and international child health with an interest in access to medicines and treatment of epilepsy. Also he has strong links with Cuba.
email: imti.choonara AT nottingham.ac.uk