The hidden slaves of medicine

Sharon Sitters
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50510
Published online: 6 April 2020

To the Editor: Nearly all industries profit from today's 25 million slaves and 150 million child labourers.1 The results of their work, including medical disposables, are sold worldwide. Unfortunately, there is not a comprehensive analysis identifying exactly where slaves are involved in the medical products supply chain.

  • Sharon Sitters

  • Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand


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