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Four inspiring stories from our life-saving projects - September 2020

As COVID-19 continues to complicate our work in crises around the world, our teams are adapting and innovating to meet these healthcare challenges head-on

1. THE GAME-CHANGER: HOW ONE MSF TEAM IS SAVING YEMEN'S SMALLEST PATIENTS

 

Coughing and spluttering, Khadeja struggled to breathe, turning a scary shade of blue as she tried to recover from her coughing fits

MSF teams work in crisis zones where high-tech treatments often aren’t available. Paediatric nurse Alison Moebus explains how one determined team in Yemen is overcoming this challenge.

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2.  SOUTH SUDAN: CHALLENGING TIMES IN OLD FANGAK

 

Life is always precarious in these communities, even when there is not a humanitarian crisis

Mamman's MSF assignment in South Sudan was only meant to last nine months, but a series of unexpected events meant he stayed for almost twice that. He shares the story...

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3. BEATING THE SNAKE: COVID-19 HEALTH PROMOTION IN PAKISTAN

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Children play the COVID-19 ludo game

We were faced with the reality that conducting health promotion sessions might be impossible

With a COVID-19 lockdown in place, Seinn Seinn and the team have to find new ways to reach the community. But, as she writes, necessity really is the mother of invention.

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4. THE HIDDEN IMPACT OF CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN

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29-year-old Bol from Paniang, Jonglei State is treated in the surgical ward in Bentiu Hospital in the Protection of Civilians site (PoC)

Six patients with gunshot wounds were lying on the floor, with blood soaking through their bandages

When a bloody attack leaves people in urgent need of medical care, the MSF team must work fast to save lives. But this cycle of violence impacts far beyond the life-threatening gunshot wounds, as Jean-Nicolas Dangelser explains...

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