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Unformatted text preview: 20 when the USSR collapsed and died young. High cancer rates in Kazakhstan due to Aral Sea contamination…also industrial parts from the USSR Multi- drug resistant TB – Russia has a huge problem with it, sends sick migrant workers back to Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan. However the poor central Asian countries want remittances more than anything, can’t say anything to Russia about it. Transparency indices In Central Asia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have the lowest Corruption Index scores (how corrupt do people perceive their governments), Georgia the highest Why does Afghanistan have such a low HDI compared to fellow corrupt, poorly governed and authoritarian Central Asian neighbors? Soviet development, infrastructure, education, more equal women’s status Rich countries that attract migrant workers: Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan (only very recently for them) CIA report on AIDS as a Security threat – Sept 30 2002 China, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Russia will have more HIV infected people than any other 5 countries by 2010 Why these 5 countries? China and Russia had centralized health care, didn’t test blood fully…Important trade...
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