Having fled, these displaced people await their turn for a free consultation with MSF. In these consultations, the health workers give them advice on mental health, using illustrated materials. Picture taken in the Bandiagara Circle, central Mali.
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MSF is treating people injured in attacks in central Mali

Our teams treated eight people who were seriously injured in attacks on the villages of Bounty and Kikara, in central Mali, on Sunday 3 January 2021. 

After being informed by local residents that there were injured people in need of urgent medical care, MSF supported the local authorities by sending two vehicles to transport the injured to the Douentza referral health centre. 

Eight people were treated at the Douentza referral health centre. The patients had gunshot wounds and injuries due to the explosions. 

A picture of an elderly man receiving a consultation at MSF’s medical facility in central Mali, where people fled in search of refuge because of deadly attacks on villages.
An elderly man receives a consultation at MSF’s medical facility in central Mali, where people fled in search of refuge because of deadly attacks on villages.
MSF/Mohamed Dayfour
"The region of central Mali has become the deadliest in the country for the civilian population. This latest deterioration of the security situation is further complicating the already extremely limited access that thousands of Malians have to essential medical care." Juan Carlos Cano, MSF’s Mali Country Representative

Since 2017, MSF has been working in Douentza supporting departments of the referral health centre, such as emergency care, paediatrics, neonatology, emergency surgery and internal medicine. MSF also ensures the referral of patients from the community health centres to the referral health centre in Douentza, as well as transferring the most complicated cases to the hospital in Sévaré. MSF supports three community health centres in the districts of Boni, Hombori and Mondoro.

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Press Release 7 January 2021