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Sustainability not all that matters: lessons from Cameroon
  1. Alison Earley
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alison Earley, Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International, Conway Chambers, 83 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BB, UK; earley{at}


There are difficulties in delivering completely sustainable small projects in developing countries. This problem is discussed with reference to a programme treating children with Burkitt lymphoma in a government hospital in Cameroon.

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  • Competing interests AE works as a volunteer doctor for Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International.

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