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DRC - Victims of a forgotten conflict

18 Feb 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières has been supporting Rutshuru hospital in the east of the country for the past 10 years.The hospital is one of very few in North-Kivu, a region plagued by recurrent armed conflict.

Jeannette’s mother brought her to the hospital in Rutshuru two weeks ago. Barely one-year old, the baby girl is severely malnourished. The malnutrition has caused swelling, but worse still, has resulted in a generalised infection. Intensive care nursing supervisor Bernard had to admit her to his unit.