"It’s easy to write about the children that recover; the malnourished children who gain weight, the kids who make miraculous recoveries. But not the ones who pass away."
Amy is a nurse from Canada. She blogs about packing up her life at home to join the more than 300 people who work together in the MSF hospital in Lankien, in the north of South Sudan...
"I will not let this woman die."
One day Fatime presented to the hospital. She was feeling extremely weak and complained of having had a fever. She also looked very pale. We tested her for malaria and also checked her iron levels. Emmanuel, our lab technician, told me that she was ill with malaria and that her iron levels were dangerously low.
"If we give it to her, then the next person who comes in with a life-or-death need for blood will die."
Courtney writes from the Intensive Care Unit of the Balbala Slum Malnutrition Project in Djibouti City