Health agency recalculates death toll for Iraq conflict

January 2008
Nature;1/17/2008, p235
Academic Journal
The article reports on the recalculation of death toll in Iraq. A survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that between 2003 and 2006, the violence-related death toll is 104,000-223,000. The computation for the same period is higher than the 47,000 calculation which is given by the Iraq Body Count, an organization which depends on media reports. It is also much lower with the 426,400-793,700 deaths which is estimated by the researchers coming from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and the School of Medicine at Al Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq.


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