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Doctors Without Borders Prepares for Emergency in Sudan

With possible violence expected after the January election, the health organization is making its plans now.


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The Medecin Sans Frontiers podcast explains the preparations the organization is making for basic health care in Sudan in preparation for the Jan 9 referendum. MSF teams are preparing for ongoing medical challenges and are readying for disease outbreaks, refugee needs and emergency response to potential malnutrition and violence.

MSF Frontline reports that:

In addition to providing a range of medical services in 13 states of Sudan, at this moment MSF is battling to contain the biggest kala azar outbreak in eight years.

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MSF has inflatable emergency medical tent kits and cholera kits the size of a small bus that are put together by their logistical supply centers in Europe. Here is a video of these inflatable hospitals being used in Pakistan:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5OMLs80WbU&feature=player_embedded


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