Why are we there?
- Armed conflict
- Endemic/epidemic disease
- Health care exclusion
This is an excerpt from MSF-USA's 2012 Annual Report:
Along with conflicts in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states—which humanitarian groups are not allowed to enter but which spawned refugee emergencies in South Sudan—periodic unrest affected parts of North and South Darfur as well.
In South Darfur’s Shaeria area, MSF provided maternal care and other services at the MOH hospital and three clinics in remote villages.
In North Darfur, teams provided comprehensive services in Tawila and basic care in five health centers in Dar Zaghawa. MSF continued advocating for improved access to care for residents and displaced people elsewhere in North Darfur, but improved stability in Shangil Tobaya allowed MSF to hand over its project there to the MOH. MSF also assisted the MOH with a yellow fever response in North and Central Darfur, supporting a vaccination campaign that reached 750,000 people.
In Sennar state, MSF trained medical staff in kala azar diagnosis and treatment, and mobile teams screened people for the disease. MSF also supported kala azar care and screening in Al-Gedaref state and assisted patients co-infected with TB or HIV.
When heavy rains caused flooding in August in Al-Gedaref and Sennar, MSF distributed relief kits and plastic sheeting, delivered drinking water, built latrines and showers, and trained health staff in the diagnosis and treatment of acute watery diarrhea.
Staff also conducted mobile clinics, provided care for malnutrition, and vaccinated children against measles.
At the end of 2012, MSF had 1,031 staff in Sudan. MSF has been working in the country since 1979.