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MSF opens new healthcare project in Pibor

By Staff writer

The Medical charity (MSF) has opened a new project in  the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA).

According to a statement issued yesterday, the project will benefit a vast area near the border with Ethiopia, where people live scattered over long distances and where there are few health facilities.

“Many people are semi-nomadic, moving from place to place with their herds; others stay in their villages where they grow crops,” the charity said.

MSF said its team constructed a health center in Maruwa and will use mobile clinics to provide medical care to people in remote villages and people on the move. 

Teams will also be ready to respond to any emergencies, it said.

MSF was forced to close its hospital in Pibor town in December 2020 after violent attacks and looting followed by severe flooding. 

It is currently the only organization providing healthcare to people in the Maruwa area.

“MSF’s new clinic in Maruwa has a triage area, two tents for consultations and a third tent equipped with four observation beds,” the charity said.

“In time the tents will be replaced by more permanent buildings. Plans are also underway to construct a maternity area where women will receive antenatal and postnatal check-ups and where MSF staff will support traditional births attendants in ensuring safe deliveries. The team also plans to build a sterilization unit, a laboratory and a dispensary.”

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