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Lives Lost: 'The real killers are poverty, ignorance, fear, and corruption. Disease just administers the coup de grace.'

Date: May 29, 2003
Author: Colin Nickerson
QUOTE: "To die from a preventable or treatable disease...is [an] injustice more fundamental than mere inequities of wealth. These lives are stolen."

ABSTRACT: Cambodia, still recovering from the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, has a medical system that is considered corrupt, inefficient, lacking in basic supplies, and feared and distrusted by the people it serves.
--- Mary Fitzgerald

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