Medical/dental workers slain in Afghanistan
The massacre of medical and dental volunteers in the Badakhshan region of Afghanistan is horrifying and appalling. As I read stories about the dedicated individuals who donated their time to improving the health of people in Afghanistan, their loss feels very personal. I can imagine people from UNC who easily could have been in that position. Surgeon Karen Woo’s blog detailed her preparations for the trip and the wedding that was to have taken place after she returned.
It doesn’t make sense to me. I so admire the brave people who go everywhere in the world to save lives and improve health. More and more, Afghanistan seems like a hopeless cause. What can we really hope to accomplish there and at what cost in lives and dollars and at what opportunity costs?
Have a good week. Barbara