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Iraq needs up to $8 billion to revive neglected health sector

Iraq’s neglected health system needs up to eight billion dollars over the next four years for reconstruction, the deputy health minister said. The U.S. pledged $786 million in 2004 to build clinics, repair neglected hospitals and buy modern medical equipment. But some 25 percent of the money – which is fast running out – was spent on security as a bloody insurgency that emerged after the March 2003 US-led invasion targeted the projects, a U.S. health official said. Full Story

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