Video: Finding reasons for hope in South Sudan

A patient cradles her child as night falls on the pediatric ward of Old Fangak hospital. The mosquito nets are spread around the beds to protect against mosquitoes and malaria.
South Sudan 2017 © Frederic NOY
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Splintered by conflict, South Sudan struggles to meet the essential needs of its people. For many, access to even basic health care, food, and water is a struggle. 

In this interview, Will Harper, a former head of mission in South Sudan for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), talks about some reasons for optimism despite the tremendous humanitarian challenges.

MSF teams in South Sudan are constantly innovating to respond to both urgent and long-term needs—from supporting hospitals, to setting up mobile clinics, and training local health workers.