This information is excerpted from MSF’s 2016 International Activity Report.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to provide emergency medical treatment in Sudan despite some restrictions to areas affected by conflict.
When fighting displaced more than 160,000 people from Jebel Mara, North Darfur, MSF deployed an emergency response team to set up a health center in Sortoni and increase operations in Tawila. In Sortoni, MSF treated 40,616 outpatients and vaccinated 9,683 children for measles. In Tawila, MSF conducted 108,933 outpatient consultations and admitted 4,878 inpatients—mainly for malnutrition, diarrheal diseases, and malaria.
MSF responded to violence in the gold mining area of El Sireaf and ran four health centers in Dar Zaghawa focused on mothers and children.
In El Geneina town, West Darfur state, MSF teams supported three primary health centers and helped the government hospital manage severely malnourished children.
MSF ran a 40-bed hospital outside Kashafa camp in White Nile State, serving the more than 17,000 refugees from South Sudan, acting as a referral facility for five other camps, and providing care for the host community.
In the village of Tabarak Allah, in Al-Gedaref state, MSF screened 2,180 people for kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) and admitted 545 kala azar patients to Tabarak Allah government rural hospital. MSF started supporting Bazura hospital where kala azar is endemic. MSF trained Ministry of Health staff and ran health education and awareness-raising activities for the Tabarak Allah and Bazura communities in partnership with a local NGO.