Marion Robinson worked as a psychologist at the MSF hospital in Qayyarah, a town some 70 kilometres from Mosul, in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate. It had been under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group for two and a half years before the Iraqi army retook control of the area at the end of August 2016.
Mali - Early intervention
Child deaths are mainly attributed to malaria and malnutrition. Koutiala in the South East of Mali, has extremely high rates of infant mortality. Child deaths are mainly attributable to malaria and malnutrition.
As seen in the above video MSF staff are tending to a one-year old boy in the Mobala Community Health Centre who is suffering from severe malnutrition. Children arriving at the hospital in Koutiala are often critically ill.
Setting up similar activities across the region in community health centres like the one in Mobala has enabled teams to not only improve disease prevention and patient follow-up but also to accelerate identification of seriously ill patients.