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Afghan, Coalition Forces Provide Medical Care in Kandahar

American Forces Press Service

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, April 25, 2008 – Afghan and coalition medical personnel provided free medical care to local citizens in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province April 21.

A joint Afghan and coalition medical team conducted medical screenings and provided routine treatment to more than 490 local citizens, including 230 children.

Working with local leaders, the team set up a temporary treatment facility at an Afghan National Civil Order Police station in Kandahar City. The team treated citizens suffering from various health conditions, such as back and joint pain, stomach ailments, common colds and skin disorders. The team also provided citizens with free clothing, blankets, first aid kits and school supplies.

“This was the most rewarding mission I have personally been involved with since I’ve been here,” one soldier who participated in the medical treatment said. “I saw the reactions of mothers as their children received necessary care, and it made me think that we all just want what’s best for our families.”

(From a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)

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Click photo for screen-resolution imageAn Afghan national policeman distributes supplies to local citizens at a joint Afghan and coalition medical treatment operation in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 21, 2008. U.S. Army photo  
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Click photo for screen-resolution imageChildren show off school materials and other supplies they received at a joint Afghan and coalition medical treatment operation in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 21, 2008. U.S. Army photo  
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Click photo for screen-resolution imageA medic treats a boy’s eye at a joint Afghan and coalition medical treatment operation in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 21, 2008. U.S. Army photo  
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