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Karel Prinsloo is an award winning South African photographer who has spent 25 years largely working in Africa. Originally a news photographer, he has covered numerous conflicts and crises and was Chief Photographer for Associated Press covering East and Central Africa for over a decade. Today, Karel works mostly for NGOs as a freelance photographer, and is based in Johannesburg....
Corina Moffat, worked in South Sudan as a Resources Manager for 8 months. The married mother of four children worked in the primary healthcare centre within a refugee camp for South Sudanese internally displaced people, in the Maban area, 45 kilometres away from where conflict took place. Corina has worked as national stuff in Malawi and in Sierra Leone during the intense Ebola...
  Zani Prinsloo recently came back from her fifth mission as a Midwife in South Sudan. Zani was a military student and that’s where she studied social work, midwifery and neonatology. In South Sudan she was an Activity Manager in charge of section reproductive health, including antenatal, postnatal care and sexual violence amongst other things. Zani was in South Sudan for seven months...
Simon Njoroge, 34, spent 8 months in Juba, South Sudan for his first mission between 9 January and 5 November 2015 where he worked as a Flying Technician and an Electrical & Biomedical Engineer. He joined MSF in November 2014. Simon is a Logistician by profession. He has a qualification in Electrical Engineering and is a Fire and Safety Technician specialist. He was born in Kenya and...
Melt Ndlovu, 40, is an MSF SA field worker who has just left for his second mission to South Sudan for six months. A nurse by profession, Melt joined MSF in 2014 when he worked in Free Town, Sierra Leone where he helped in the fight against Ebola. In South Sudan, Melt will be a Flying Nurse Supervisor in Pibor. Melt was born and bred in Zimbabwe, but currently lives in Johannesburg. ...
An exceptionally severe malaria season is again hitting South Sudan’s Abyei region, with a dramatic increase in cases. But with few health facilities in this remote area, people with severe malaria often end up dying quiet deaths in their villages. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working with local communities to put an end to preventable illness and deaths, with a...
Alec Mkwamba, 33, recently left for South Sudan on his third mission with MSF to work as an Epidemiologist in the Bentiu project. He will be in South Sudan for three months. Alec holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion, Masters of Science in International Health Policy and Management and Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology & Biostatistics). He grew up in the Eastern city...
MSF treats influx of people arriving at PoC camp: The number of patients treated by MSF on a weekly basis in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC) in Malakal has tripled since June, as the health of the population sheltering in the camp is being jeopardized by overcrowding and substandard living conditions. Presently, almost 48,000 people are living in the Malakal PoC following an...
In the last seven weeks, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams have been treating as many as 4,000 malaria patients every week in its health care facilities in the UN protection of civilians camp (PoC) in Bentiu, South Sudan, a staggering 43-fold increase from figures at the beginning of the year. As a result of the skyrocketing malaria caseload, compounded by limited...
The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has completed a targeted cholera vaccination campaign reaching over 160,000 people in Juba. The vaccination campaign, undertaken in coordination with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, provides additional protection against cholera to people living in areas most-affected by the current outbreak, helping to reduce...
Two aid workers from the international humanitarian medical organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been killed in South Sudan.   Last week, Gawar Top Puoy, a logistician who had worked for MSF since 2009, was killed during an attack on the village of Wulu.  James Gatluak Gatpieny, a community health worker who had worked for MSF since 2011, was killed during a separate attack...
MSF medical teams are witnessing dramatic increases in patients seeking treatment for common diseases caused by lack of shelter and sanitation in the United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) camp in Malakal, South Sudan, following an influx of more than 19,000 displaced persons in July. The total population seeking protection in the camp now exceeds 48,000 residents, stretching...
Large spikes in malaria across South Sudan are raising the possibility of a second consecutive season marked by exceptionally high numbers of malaria cases and preventable deaths unless urgent action is taken to reinforce access to treatment in the most high-risk areas. MSF treated over 170,000 patients for malaria in South Sudan last year, when the number of patients who sought treatment at...
    by Dr Ruby Siddiqui, MSF epidemiologist “The current situation is precarious, with new arrivals coming every day to the UN Protection of Civilians camp in Bentiu in search of shelter and protection. The upsurge of fighting in Unity state since April has forced many from their homes and an estimated 110,000 displaced people are now living...
As fighting intensifies in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, and people’s humanitarian needs grow, aid organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to access the most severely affected areas, according to international medical Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF calls on all parties to the conflict to allow unrestricted access to Malakal and surrounding areas, so that aid agencies can...
​Juba, South Sudan – In collaboration with local health authorities, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has opened a Cholera Treatment Centre in Juba in response to an outbreak of cholera declared by the Ministry of Health on June 23.   The 800 square meter facility is located in the neighborhood of Munuki, Block A, and is designed to be expandable up to...
Paul Jawor, MSF’s water and sanitation technical adviser shares his findings in South Sudan. In your role as technical adviser on water and sanitation issues, you go to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) projects and solve water-related problems. When you were in Melut in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state what problems did you encounter? Melut is one of the flashpoints in the current...
The international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has resumed activities in Melut, Upper Nile state, 16 days after renewed fighting in mid-May forced the organisation to suspend medical activities and evacuate staff. The ongoing conflict and recurrent periods of shelling in Malakal and Melut are still making it difficult both for MSF teams to access the...
The violence of South Sudan's ongoing conflict has displaced about two million people since 2013. In the last few weeks civilians have been exposed to increased  levels of violence and fresh waves of displaced people are on the move. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is on the ground, providing essential medical care to people in six South Sudanese states. MSF's Dr Niamh Allen...
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