No Cure for Corruption

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Corruption breeds unchecked in Romania’s hospitals, where doctors are bribing each other for jobs. The cost, however, is being passed on to the patients. Report by Elena Stancu. My edit for BfJE/Balkan Insight and The Independent.

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Financial Times: Health care in Iraq

Weakened by sanctions, Iraq’s health care system was brought to its knees by the conflict that followed the US-led invasion. Recent security gains have allowed some hospitals to recover – but the doctors working in them still fear for their lives.

Article for Financial Times’ Special Report on Health, September 2009
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