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BOSTON, MA (OCTOBER 29, 2003) — In the Spring 2003 issue of the Harvard Health Policy Review journal, MSH's William Newbrander, Paul Ickx, and Gretchen Hurley Leitch chronicle the initial steps taken by the Ministry of Health of Afghanistan to re-build their national health care system. In the Globalization, War and Public Health feature section of the Harvard Health Policy Review, MSH authors address the tremendous health needs of Afghans after more than two decades of war.

BOSTON, MA (JANUARY 12, 2004) — Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) Ritta-Liisa Kolehmainen-Aitken and MSH Consultant, Liz Newby, contributed to the recent report, "The Content and Uses of Health Laws: An Overview of Selected International Models and Lessons Learned for Possible Application in Indonesia." Additional authors include Chandrawilla Supriadi and Broto Wasisto. The report consists of a review of the use of health laws in Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

In Afghanistan, a general can look like an angel of mercy Christopher Scott Acumen, Volume II, Number I In Afghanistan's cities, it might as well be the 19th century; in the countryside, even earlier-at least, in terms of medical care. Hundreds of thousands of Afghan women, children, and infants will die unnecessarily this year. The death of so many seems anachronistic because, while epidemic and starvation are quite possible in this country, they will not, in fact, be the principal cause. The real culprit will be the lack of modern medicine, and that is perhaps the greatest tragedy.

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