"Close to 90,000 children who would have died before age 5 in Afghanistan
during Taliban rule will stay alive this year because of advances in medical
care in the country, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday.
child mortality rate in Afghanistan has declined from an estimated
per 1,000 live births in 2001 to about 191 per 1,000 in 2006, the
Public Health said, relying on a new study by Johns Hopkins
U.N. and aid agency Save the Children both hailed the
advances in health care in
"This is certainly very positive
news," said the U.N. spokesman
in Afghanistan, Adrian Edwards. "To come from
such low life expectancy to see
this improvement does appear to be an
indication that the work on the health
sector here is beginning to pay
Karzai, surrounded by children at a
news conference in Kabul,
thanked international aid organizations and Afghan
health workers for the
work they've done to raise health standards. He said
89,000 children will be
saved each year because of the improved health
Wow! Think about those 90,000 kids who would have died the next time you hear a Dhimmocrat whine about the War on Islamofacism.
90,000 children. Mind boggling!