Country/Region

Assessment conducted by Epicentre at the request of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in collaboration with the Institut Français de Veille Sanitaire

Honduras
Reported by AITOR ZABALGOGEAZKOA, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 11, 1998

YORO:

Untreated, sleeping sickness inevitably kills after inflicting horrible pain and sometimes insanity. Spread by tsetse flies, this dreaded tropical disease claims more than 55,000 lives per year in 36 African nations. Our volunteers refuse to let this disease continue to kill in silence.

Profile of a Killer

Part I: From the MSF Medical Team in Bahr El Gazal, June 1998

"One child who doesn't die is one child who survives." — Karine Coudert, French nutritionist

Ajiep, June 1, 1998

The following are testimonies collected by Samantha Bolton, Press Officer for Doctors Without Borders, during her visits to the organization's feeding centers in southern Sudan in early August. Text in italics is her commentary.

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