Published on January 5, 2015
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has worked in the region that today constitutes South Sudan since 1983. Prior to December 2013, MSF ran around 12 projects across eight of the ten states - providing primary and secondary healthcare, nutritional support, reproductive healthcare, kala azar treatment, surgery and paediatric and obstetric care. Since December 2013, it has increased its capacity to respond to emergency medical needs. Today, MSF has over 3600 staff running 22 projects in nine of the ten states in South Sudan. The projects include primary healthcare, nutritional support, surgery, vaccinations and supplying relief items, including clean water, to displaced people. MSF also runs emergency projects for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Between 15 December 2013 and the end of May 2014, MSF conducted more than 330,000 outpatient consultations (including around 137,000 children under five); saw more than 14,600 inpatient admissions (including more than 8,600 children under five); delivered more than 8,300 babies, and treated nearly 2,600 war-wounded.