Eastern Slavonia was reintegrated into Croatia on 15 January 1998
after two years of a UN-monitored transitional administration. Two MSF
mobile teams provided curative health care to elderly and vulnerable
populations in 12 remote villages in the region until March 1998.
This was gradually phased out after a survey in November 1997 indicated an
improvement in health services. Prior to the closure of each clinic,
the teams provided information and encouragement to patients to
register in the state-run system.
For many of the elderly, the teams
had provided an important psychological support in the post-conflict