4 FEB 2007 I'm not the only one
A friend referred me to a very informative article on the continuing incidence of injured kids in Iraq
I worked frequently with one of the authors, Phil Spinella, when he was a pediatric intensivist at my hospital in Texas. Here is the abstract of the original scientific article:
It is a persistent and concerning problem. I really do fear that children, the most vulnerable victims in war, are also the ones least likely to get help when they are injured. Not to mention the fact that they have a tough battle ahead if they have persistant disability from their injury.
I don't have the answers, but I think that Iraq clearly needs to build up its system of healthcare.