26 April 2013
Dr. Deogracia Kabila, Medical Team Leader for MSF emergency response in Tissi, Chad. On April 17th, MSF Dr. Deo Kabila was at a refugee site in Am Doukhum, Chad, on the border of Sudan, preparing for a vaccination campaign for the local population, refugees and Chadian returnees. It was the end of the day, and he and his team were on their way back to the MSF base when they received an emergency call advising them to turn around and go back. “The local authorities had been informed by the leader of the Sudanese refugees that there was a Sudanese woman who had been in labor all night and was having complications. When we returned we were taken directly to the woman. It turned out she was...
26 April 2013
Tissi, Chad - Since early March, tens of thousands of displaced Sudanese, Chadian and Central African civilians have been pouring into south east Chad to escape clashes in neighboring Darfur. The refugee and returnee population in the Tissi area has increased by approximately 50,000. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling for the refugees to receive humanitarian assistance and must have their needs met regardless of where they are located especially during the rainy season.Darfur refugee families live under makeshift shelters or trees, without food and drinkable water. Photo: MSF“We arrived in Tissi in the first week of April to respond to a measles outbreak among local population and refugees, says Stefano...
26 September 2012
Since independence last year,nearly 200 000 people have returned to South Sudan,carrying in their bags the lives they’ve created for themselves…Over the twelve months ,the last twelve months the young country has had to contend with a flood of the dispossedded some reclaiming their land,other fleeing renewed conflict along a contentious border…At the Me’decins Sans Frontie’res (MSF) hospital in Gendrassa,a nurse distributes nut paste suppliments to mothers clutching babies… Read article below.
03 August 2011
In the world’s newest country, three out of four people have no access to basic health care. Women and children bear the brunt of this neglect: many women do not survive pregnancy or childbirth, and children die from preventable diseases and malnutrition. Length: 8:37
14 July 2011
Dr Prinitha Pillay, MSF South Africa’s board president, spoke to SABC Channel Africa radio journalist, Jane Mathebula, about the state of health care in South Sudan in the wake of the country’s independence. Pillay spent nine months working in South Sudan between 2010 and 2011. “The situation in South Sudan today in fact remains a humanitarian emergency,” Pillay said. “The needs are acute and they are unmet. I think it’s important to know, or at least what I’ve seen, it that it’s already dire for the population. The civilian population has born the brunt of emergency.” Before the second civil war erupted in the 1990s, Sudan had a functioning health system, especially in the...
02 June 2011
People in Abyei live on the frontlines of an ongoing battle for control. New clashes that began on May 20 have pushed thousands from their homes and made them even more vulnerable to medical complications. For more information, visit msf.org to find the MSF web site in your home country. If you have questions or comments, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . MSF, or Doctors Without Borders, is an independent medical humanitarian aid organization that delivers emergency assistance to people affected by wars, epidemics, and natural or man-made disasters in more than 60 countries around the world.