360 degrees of MSF - Mali

A new development for MSF to show our visitors where we work and try and immerse you in our surroundings. These 360 degree images require QuickTime to work. Many have audio files so a soundcard or headphones would be an advantage. Once the full image has loaded, use your mouse to look around the image. It provides a sphere-type experience where you can see 360 degrees as well as from ceiling to floor.

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Goundam camp

Goundam, a refugee camp. These peoplehave came from the north ten or 15 years ago and never returned. Their living conditions look desperate. While the MSF team is monitoring children for severe malnutrition, Ann-Sophie is negotiating the urgent transfer of a baby to the feeding center.

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MSF feeding center

CRENI Room One: Ismaël has been here a week and is quickly recovering. Children are being cared for day and night here and fed every three hours. We will see Maya, the little girl lying alone on the other bed one day, the next, drinking by herself.

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CRENI Room One: Mamadou just arrived in a terrible condition, aged three or four years old weighting just 5.3 kilos he is completely dehydrated and suffers a lung infection. The daughter, Margot, is almost three and healthy. She is considered a small child and weights 12kg. At the time of this picture, Dr. Komlan was optimistic about Mamadou's chances of survival.

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MSF feeding center

CRENI Room Two: After one week or more spent in Room One, children are moved to Room Two when they are recovering. This is one of my favourite shots, after all I had seen, these mothers smiles show such hope.

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MSF feeding center

Everyday at 11 am bath for all the kids. Water is an important issue in such secluded regions near the Sahara. MSF immediately brought drinkable water in large quantities.

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MSF ambulatory health center

Every Monday, the CRENA opens for medical consultation of infants and food distribution to families. Here the Malian staff is waiting together with the first visitors.

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MSF ambulatory health center

The children are being weighed to check if they have gained or lost weight during the past week. On their first visit, they will also be measured and screened with the MUAC (Mid Upper Arm Circumference), another indicator of their nutritional status.

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MSF ambulatory health center

The paracheck is a new quick test to screen for malaria. Children are systematically tested for malaria, the biggest killer of children under 5 in Africa - ahead of Aids and malnutrition.

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MSF ambulatory health center

Monday visit to the infirmary. There is very little basic medication available even through MSF.

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MSF ambulatory health center

Food distribution of plumpy nut for infants that can be taken care of at home. The food rations include a mixture of cereals, oil and sugar for a family of seven, the average in Mali.