The authors are grateful to Dr Haroutoune K. Armenian and Dr Huda C. Zurayk for their incessant moral support throughout the development of this study. Special gratitude is due to the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada, for funding this research. Appreciation is expressed to the Kalouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, for having partially supported the work presented in the first part of this publication. The meticulous typing of the initial report by Miss Juliet Vosbygian and Miss Nouha Shammas is sincerely appreciated.
world, so that they may have life, and have it