and South Africa has tied its research resources to improving public health, education, and welfare. In the next 25 years, the IOM will have a much wider public to serve, a host of new ways to reach people electronically, and the chance to shape as well as reflect the world in which we live. The question now is not whether or not the Institute should exist, but what difference can—and will—it make?


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