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Unexpected waterfall

Today we went to a smalltown called Alangalang on Leyte island that so far no medical aid has reached. We set up a mobile clinic in a broken house with a leaking roof - still the most intact building in the area.

Today we went to a smalltown called Alangalang on Leyte island that so far no medical aid has reached. We set up a mobile clinic in a broken house with a leaking roof - still the most intact building in the area.

Among the over 50 patients we treated was Jesseka, a 14 year old girl, who hurt her middle-finger during the typhoon.

Now it was severly swollen and she could not use it anymore. We made several incisions, released the pus, wrapped it in a bandage and put her on antibiotics, hoping to prevent an amputation.

While I was doing the consultations suddently and without a warning, the broken roof above me released a huge waterfall on me. Nobody else was affected but I got completly soaked by the filthy water and looked terrible - but we all had fun!

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Assessing patients in our mobile clinic ©Caroline Van Nespen/MSF