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Plan for clinics in Iraq at risk

The centerpiece of a $786 million plan to modernize Iraq’s health care system has stalled amid spiraling costs and insurgent threats, jeopardizing one of the country’s most ambitious reconstruction projects. Initial plans called for completing 180 medical clinics by December 2005, but only four are finished, said Ammar al-Saffar, Iraq’s deputy health minister. None has opened. Full Story

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