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Najeeba is a one year old child suffering from acute malnutrition. Her mother said she could not afford the high price for transportation from Osman Valley where they live to Al-Salam Hospital in Khamer. Najeeba’s father was not home, and the baby was extremely sick, so she went to the hospital in Khamer by foot, carrying her baby for six hours.
Dr. Emmanuel Berbain, MSF Medical Activities Manager says, “Unfortunately the child suffered from acute malnutrition; she came to the hospital very late with acute gastro-enteritis which turned into a multi-organ failure, by the time she arrived at hospital. But she’s getting better.”