Tessa blogs about the surprisingly valuable ritual of drinking tea while on assignment in South Sudan
This World AIDS Day I'd like to share three testimonies from HIV patients who are publicly sharing their stories here in South Kivu.
Staying in MSF's coordination office in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, means that you get to see the different field projects here. In March I went on my second field trip to Yida refugee camp.
The camp is one big village with 60-70,000 Sudanese people. It has been there for a few years now. MSF had a big outreach team to cover the camp and make sure sick people knew that they could get medical care at the hospital. However, since the camp is now stable, with most people there now aware of the hospital, the outreach part of MSF's work there was closing down when I visited.
As the dry season drags on, Raghu and the team in Am Timan in southern Chad must work together to respond...
"Muzungu. This is what is shouted at me everywhere I go by all the children…and maybe the roosters"