Afghanistan struggles to build post-conflict health care

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1079

In this news article by Tessa Richards we wrongly attributed the report “Collateral damage: the health and environmental costs of war on Iraq” to the World Health Organization (19 April, p 837). As we stated, Jane Salvage wrote the report, but it was in fact commissioned by Medact, a UK organisation of health professionals working for global health. The report can be viewed on Medact's website ( and is also available by email (info{at}


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