William Akol is a 46-year-old man from Payindwei village, one hour by car from Malakal. At the time of the interview, he had already been at MSF’s hospital in the Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site for three weeks
South Sudan: Treating severe malaria in Bentiu
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 access to basic health care and lack of early access to diagnosis and treatment of malaria, many children have been arriving to the MSF hospital inside the PoC with severe malaria infection.