At Walikale hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, midwife Claire Harper and her team need to make some quick decisions to save a tiny life.
South Sudan: 90,000 refugees fled to Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia
MSF has set up medical activities on the Kenyan side of the border area to South Sudan, as hundreds of refugees are arriving across the border each day. MSF is mainly supporting the MoH to do screening for notifiable diseases, nutritional screening and measles vaccination for children from 6 months to 15 years. MSF has also set up a basic health post at the border point.
MSF’s emergency team report that 80% of those fleeing the violence are women and children. Many have walked for long distances in intense heat, with little food or water, and are in a poor state of health when they reach the border.