The project in this blog is in Nasir, a town near in the east of South Sudan about 30 miles from the border with Ethopia. As a first timer with MSF Emma was relieved to find out that the hospital there is well established and resourced – She will be taking over the responsibility for outpatients (GPish, but without the appointment system!), Childhood Immunisation, and Community Outreach programmes.

The plan is for the new Ministry of Health to gradually take over the hospital, but given the deficit of trained staff in South Sudan following the 20 year long conflict this is likely to be a prolonged process.

Emma Pedley

Nationality: British
Country: Central African Republic, South Sudan
Job: Nurse