For the past year, ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has worsened the civilian population's already limited access to adequate health care. Since the takeover of the capital and overthrow of the government last March, the situation has continued to deteriorate. Rampant looting following the overthrow of the previous government and ongoing, pervasive lawlessness have contributed to a humanitarian crisis that has been largely ignored by the rest of the world. In a country that already had the second-lowest life expectancy in the world, at just 48 years, the people are now even more at risk. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been delivering lifesaving medical care through a network of seven hospitals, two health centers, and 40 health posts, but many of the basic needs of the population remain unmet.
Join us on Wednesday, December 4, for an online discussion about the current situation in the Central African Republic. Panelists will include MSF operations advocacy advisor Andres Romero, who will be joined by nurse Michelle Mays and Dr. Yolaine Civil, two US-based aid workers recently returned from assignments with MSF in the Central African Republic.