MSF team has returned to full capacity in Maban area

An MSF clinic in Maban. Photo: MSF

Juba, October 5, 2018 (SSNA) — The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) has resumed full services in Maban, South Sudan.

MSF suspended most of its activities after a violent attack on the organisations’ office and compound on July 23, only maintaining minimal life-saving services.

A couple of weeks after the attack MSF restarted its activities, reiterating its commitment to the host communities and refugee population in the area.

Since mid-September, the MSF team on the ground has been fully operational. “After monitoring the situation closely over the past two months, we have gradually scaled up the presence of our team in Maban area, which has now returned to our full capacity operation”, says Samuel Theodore, Head of Mission for MSF in South Sudan.

MSF operates a primary and secondary healthcare hospital in Doro refugee camp and provides primary healthcare consultations in Bunj State Hospital.

MSF reiterates its calls for the respect and protection of humanitarian workers and health facilities.

MSF has been working in Maban since 2011, providing healthcare to host communities and refugee populations in Doro refugee camp and, in collaboration with local authorities, inside Bunj State Hospital. From July 23 to September 30 this year, the organisation provided 25,024 outpatient consultations, ensured 516 deliveries, provided medical care to 674 patients admitted at the hospital in Doro camp, and treated 4,343 patients for malaria.


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