From Docklands to Dhaka (2000)

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The third programme in a thirty part series which tackles complex issues of globalisation and growing inequality. Follows Sam Everington, a GP in Bromley-by-Bow, one of the poorest districts of London, on a trip to Bangladesh to investigate whether the lessons on community health care he learnt in London will work across the globe. Four out of ten of his patients are from Bangladesh, and he is passionate about the need to work with local people on jobs, housing and education not just treating illness per se. Includes interviews with Gro Harlem Brundtland, executive director of the World Health Organisation, Fred Sai, former director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Nobel prize winner, Amartya Sen.

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