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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] Everyone, The recent Reuters story ("US says Iraq's health care system improving") is wrong in implying Iraq's medical budget was $16M in 2002. OFF allocations to this sector were well over $400M for this period [2,3]. I've seen the error repeated on CNN. Please, would the press get a clue. Regards, Drew Hamre Golden Valley, MN ===  From http://www.casi.org.uk/analysis/2004/msg00150.html: <"... Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein "starved the medical system," providing $16 million -- or 68 cents per person per year -- for health care in 2002, Thompson said. This year's health budget for Iraq is $950 million, funded mostly from the country's oil sales. Iraqi doctors have seen their salaries jump from $20 a month to between $120 and $180 a month, and a number of Iraqi doctors from abroad have returned, Thompson said....">  http://www.un.org/Depts/oip/dp/dp11/execsummary.pdf Phase 11, $178M + $40M (Center/South + North)  http://www.un.org/Depts/oip/dp/dp12/execsummary.pdf Phase 12, $150M + $68M (Center/South + North) _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk