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Name the problem, name the solution
  1. Temitope Fisayo
  1. School of Medicine, King's College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Temitope Fisayo, King's College London School of Medicine, London SE1 1UL, UK; temitope.fisayo{at}

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  • Contributors TF wrote the letter.

  • Funding The author has not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.