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March 2000 - Volume 82 - 2

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Cover: Re-establishing and restocking a hospital and 18 health centres in Sierra Leone to provide medical care and education to mothers and young children. (Courtesy of Merlin: Merlin, founded in 1993, is a British medical charity that provides emergency relief in disaster zones around the world. In the critical first phase of an emergencywhen local infrastructures have collapsed and people are at their most vulnerableMerlin provides teams of doctors, nurses, and support staff. For further information contact: Merlin, 14 David Mews, Porter Street, London W1M 1HW, UK; email: hq{at}; website: