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Final Call from South Sudan
Nine months have passed since I first arrived in South Sudan and it’s almost time to go home.
08 Feb 2013 / 3 minute read
The Traditional Way
I have only a few weeks left on my mission in Bentiu. Numbers in our nutrition programme have decreased over the last few months, which is a good thing.
21 Jan 2013 / 6 minute read
Kala azar and the long road back to Bentiu
From the air South Sudan looks calm, peaceful, almost empty.
03 Jan 2013 / 5 minute read
Christmas in Bentiu
As Christmas drew close I began to wonder what it would be like here in South Sudan.
31 Dec 2012 / 3 minute read
No home to go to
Kaderia* doesn’t know how old she is. As she tells me her story I try to guess her age, she looks about fifty but perhaps her difficult life has made her age quicker.
11 Dec 2012 / 3 minute read
Nuoih - part 2
I have been trying to get an idea about people’s beliefs on the reasons for malnutrition here in South Sudan and hav
30 Oct 2012 / 5 minute read
Nuoih - part 1
The reason for our work here in Bentiu is to decrease mortality and alleviate suffering caused by an on-going malnutrition crisis.
24 Oct 2012 / 4 minute read
Nyakor* is back in our clinic, again. Her appearance is pitiful; thin, short wiry hair, tattered old clothes.
13 Sep 2012 / 5 minute read
Before departing for a first mission with MSF people have to complete a PPD (Preparation for Primary Departure) course.
03 Aug 2012 / 4 minute read
Happy Birthday South Sudan
As seems to be the norm here in South Sudan there were a lot of different predictions going around about what the 9th of July, South Sudan’s first birthday would bring.
30 Jul 2012 / 4 minute read
June in Bentiu
Shortly after I arrived in this project in May I had a glance over some of the statistics from last year.
27 Jul 2012 / 2 minute read
The clinic is getting busier all the time. Now we have fifty children in the inpatient centre and numbers in our ambulatory and mobile clinics continue to rise.
25 Jul 2012 / 4 minute read