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September 11, 2002

Rapid Assessment of Mortality and Malnutrition in Afghanistan

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;288(10):1233-1234. doi:10.1001/jama.288.10.1229

To the Editor: In November 2001 the possibility of widespread malnutrition was reported in Ghor province, Afghanistan, particularly in the Chaghcharan district,1 which had received no external assistance for 3 months. We performed a rapid health assessment in Chaghcharan town in December 2001 to assess general mortality and acute malnutrition among children younger than 5 years.2