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The Lancet Examines State Of Syrian Health Care System Amid War, Humanitarian Crisis

The Lancet: Syrian crisis: health experts say more can be done
“…Inevitably, the war has had an unprecedented and multidimensional effect on the country’s health system. What was once touted as one of the best health care systems in the Arab world is now the worst. Hundreds of doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and paramedics have been killed, or fled to neighboring countries or further afield, leaving a huge gap in experience and expertise that cannot be filled…” (Cousins, 3/14).

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