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The World in Medicine
May 12, 1999

Caring for Kosovars

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JAMA. 1999;281(18):1689. doi:10.1001/jama.281.18.1689

In collaboration with the health ministries of Albania and Macedonia, the World Health Organization (WHO) last month launched disease surveillance systems and immunization programs to aid tens of thousands of Albanian refugees who are being forced from their homes in the Kosovo province of Yugoslavia.

"I have committed WHO to play a full role in the international and United Nations response to this ongoing crisis in the Balkans," said Gro Harlem Brundtland, MD, MPH, director-general of WHO.