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MSF Activities in the Ivory Coast
November 12, 2004
The international medical teams of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continue to work in the Ivory Coast. In addition to ongoing activities in the north and west of the country, MSF has donated medical and surgical equipment to hospitals in Abidjan to help treat people wounded during the past week's violence. An MSF cargo of eight additional tons of emergency relief materials, including medical and surgical items, arrived today in Ivory Coast.
MSF has donated medical and surgical supplies, including antibiotics, analgesics, sterile bandages, and gloves, to three hospitals in Abidjan (Treichville, Port-Boué, and Yopougon hospitals) to assist them in providing emergency medical care for those wounded during the past week's violence.
In Northern Ivory Coast
MSF continues to support the 160-bed main hospital in the city of Bouaké. In addition to pediatric, maternity, and other wards, MSF is running two operating rooms in Bouaké Hospital 24-hours a day. In Korogho, an MSF medical team continues to operate two health centers and a maternity department.
In Western Ivory Coast
MSF activities at Man Hospital, including surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, maternity, and a therapeutic feeding center, are continuing. Mobile clinic services outside of the city are running at a slightly reduced capacity. In Danané, MSF-supported hospital services, including inpatient, maternity, and basic outpatient consultations, have continued throughout the crisis. Approximately 70 patients are being treated each day. An MSF medical team continues to provide consultations and emergency care at Bin Houyé Hospital. In Guiglo, the MSF clinic continues to offer external consultations and emergency services.
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