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The Pamela Positive: Quality of Life on the Rise in Iraq

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An article in The Christian Science Monitor highlighted statistics on how life is changing in Iraq.  Health services are still recovering, but for the most part, the reports are encouraging ones!

Number of Schools
2001-2: 9,115
2006-7: 12,141

Internet subscribers
Pre-war: 4,500
January, 2009: 688,410

Telephone subscribers
Pre-war: 833,000
January, 2009: 14.7 million cellular subscribers, 1.3 million landline

Average hours of electricity per day
Pre-war: between 4 and 8
February, 2009: 14.3

Independent newspapers and magazines
Pre-war: zero
March, 2006: 268