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August 13, 2010 news release: Haiti's future prosperity and peace depend on its ability to build a more resilient state, one capable of providing public services like education and health care as well as responding effectively to natural disasters.
June 1, 2006 News Release: Advanced Countries Will Benefit Most from Progress in Technology, with Lesser Benefits to Other Nations.
April 12, 2006 News Release: RAND Study Recommends Extensive Mental Health Training for Health Providers in Conflict-Affected Countries