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In May 2008 a FabLab was installed in the village of Bagrami near Jalalabad, Afghanistan with funding from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Small Grants for Exploratory Research (SGER) program. This FabLab is a continuation of a program started in 2002 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). Currently there are approximately 40 such labs in 11 countries all interconnected with high speed internet. The aim of the Jalalabad FabLab was to investigate post-war and disaster recovery applications of digital fabrication that benefit from access to on-demand, local, custom production capabilities rather than relying on long, slow, and expensive supply chains. The Jalalabad lab was expected to have special emphasis on health care needs that require on-site customization for individuals.

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