MSF worldwide work highlight
MSF has opened a 24-hour paediatric hospital with an operational capacity of 30 beds and 3 emergency beds. in Zaatari Camp where more than 100,000 Syrian refugees are settled here. The hospital shall receive cases of children patients of one month up to 10 years old.
In response to an outbreak of methanol poisoning which has killed more than 70 people in Tripoli and hospitalised up to 1,000, MSF sent toxicology experts to provide technical assistance to the Libyan Ministry of Health. MSF also provided supplies of the antidote fomepizole.
Since the end of last year, Harare and surrounding areas are yet again faced with a spike of typhoid and diarrhea, recorded over 3,525 patients with suspected typhoid fever and five deaths. MSF supported patients at local health facilities and is working in collaboration with the Harare City Health Department in the provision of safe drinking water in affected areas and institutions.
Tribal clashes over the ownership of a gold mine have already forced nearly 100,000 people from their homes in the Jebel Amir region of Sudan’s North Darfur this year. A decade has passed since the Darfur conflict began, and there are still dire medical needs in the region. MSF is carrying out medical and humanitarian activities for this population.
Central African Republic
MSF calls on all parties in the Central African Republic to allow patients to reach medical facilities, receive the medical care they need and calls to respect medical staff, offices and health structures. In the last 48 hours, due to the high violence and insecurity in Bangui, MSF operations have been seriously disrupted and critically wounded patients are unable to be referred for surgery.