Spencer Platt
KABO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - DECEMBER 17: People gather at a hospital December 17, 2007 in Kabo in the northern Central African Republic. Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the world¿s poorest and most neglected countries with an average life expectancy of 39 years. Decades of fighting various rebel factions in the north of the country have resulted in hundreds of deaths and over 200,000 internally displaced people. Outside of the capital Bangui there is no electricity or paved roads and banditry is extensive. ....In 2007, MSF supported health structures and provided primary and secondary health care in and around Kabo, Batangafo, Paoua, Kaga Bandoro, Markounda, and Boguila in the northwest, and Birao and Gordil in the northeast. In the first eight months of the year, more than 100,000 consultations were carried out and tens of thousands of people-many of them children under five years of age-were treated for malaria and other infectious diseases often associated with poor living conditions...