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August 4, 1999

Perceived Effectiveness of International Medical Personnel Working in Bosnia

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(5):428-429. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-5-jbk0804

To the Editor: The impact and effectiveness of international humanitarian assistance generally has been determined by the donors and evaluated in tons of supplies donated or by the dollar value of assistance provided. Many recently published studies evaluating the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance to Bosnia have focused on the amount of donated supplies and medications.1-3 Several nongovernmental organizations also provided medical personnel to assist health care workers in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war (November 1991-December 1995).