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Afghanistan's Foreign-built Hospitals Fatally Flawed


October 6, 2012
Al Jazeera

Despite massive infusions of foreign capital -- including US tax dollars -- the Afghan government now claims it cannot afford to run any of the 19 new foreign-funded health facilities that were supposed to come online over the next two years.

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2012/10/2012103135950361962.html

An Afghan Hospital Too Unsafe to Open
Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports exclusively from the Kabul hospital authorities have deemed too unsafe to open.



KABUL (October 3, 2012) -- Foreign donors have spent tens of millions of dollars building hospitals in Afghanistan that have never seen a patient. A total of 19 new foreign-funded hospitals are due to come online within two years, but the government of Hamid Karzai cannot afford to run any of them.

The Chinese-built and funded Jumhoriat hospital requires $44 million in repair work, but that is almost one-third of the Central Asian nation's entire $135 million annual health development budget.

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