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December 10, 2008

Security Force Contributions to the Health Sector in Afghanistan

JAMA. 2008;300(22):2607-2608. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.769

To the Editor: The Commentary by Drs Loevinsohn and Sayed1 on the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the rebuilding of Afghanistan's health sector provided an overview of an international, coordinated response to a chronic humanitarian crisis. However, it did not mention the role of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and its member military organizations in those capacity-building efforts.