Sunday, April 29, 2007

Lower infant mortality in Afghanistan

Afghan infant mortality is going down.
That represents a drop of 18 percent, and means that 40,000 to 50,000 fewer infants are dying now than in the Taliban era, Dr. Fatimi said.
With the Taliban gone it only makes sense, doesn't it? The Taliban refused to allow girls to go to school at all. If women weren't supposed to go to school, weren't supposed to be nurses, much less doctors, weren't supposed to get an education at all... who took care of them when they were sick?

They couldn't go to male doctors.

I don't know if we can actually understand just how completely evil the Taliban was (and now they are increasing in Somalia?) even when we hear the stories. Even when we hear about women throwing themselves from apartment high rises from depression and despair at being locked in all day, every day, without end.

Now women can go to school and learn to be nurses and midwives so that women who still aren't going to go to male doctors at least have the option of getting medical care and accurate information.

As Ace of Spades so irreverently points out... sometimes war is good for something.

h/t to Instapundit.


Blogger Ymarsakar said...

Killing evil people is always good for something, Synova.

It just so happens that when there are a lot of them, people then call it a war.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Synova said...

Good point. :-)

10:39 PM  

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