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Iraq: U.S. Training for Basra Prosthetic Project

POSTED BY KELLY MCCALEB / NOVEMBER 19, 2010
About the Author: Kelly McCaleb is a Foreign Service Officer currently serving in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Landmine use in Iraq, most significantly during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s, has resulted in a staggering number of civilian amputees in need of prosthetics. The Iraqi Ministry of Health has estimated that the country has more than 50,000 amputees, many of whom were injured as a result of accidents involving mines or unexploded ordnance. In response, the U.S. State Department is partnering with Rotary International to deliver advanced training and supplies needed by Iraqi doctors to provide essential care in communities recovering from decades of conflict.

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