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International EM development requires a comprehensive assessment of the current system and careful planning to ensure that the most important needs are addressed. Modeling a country's EM system after an existing foreign system underestimates the complex needs for instituting appropriate system interventions. Planning must include all stakeholders. With appropriate planning, international interventions can contribute to health system advancement.