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Modern War: A True Global Health Emergency


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Modern War: A True Global Health Emergency

Claudia Lefko

When I said Iraq was facing a public health crisis—and this was a few years ago—others in the audience jumped up and accused me of avoiding the real issue: war and western imperialism. But, I wasn't. I was speaking to conditions on the ground in Iraq, trying to focus attention on one of the most serious problems Iraqis have been living with as a result of war and western imperialism: the disatrous decline of health and health care capacity.