Reference : V-P-SS-E-00993
Date : 08/08/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Wau, teaching hospital. Portrait of an anesthetist nurse of the hospital. He started working in 1981 and got his diploma from a University in Khartoum in 1984.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “Since the ICRC came to support the hospital, we have seen a lot of changes. The ICRC are training us to learn new things. For me, I feel bad when I see someone get hurt. I wonder why this is happening… I feel bad. I was talking to a patient during the surgery and he is improving. When I talk to a patient, I feel like he is my brother or my son. I feel it’s good so that the patient can forget about the pain and forget about their injuries. When the patient feel like we’re his family, he will feel happy. I do this, because, if you’re not close then the patient can get aggressive and he will not recover.
This hospital in Wau is very important for everyone, because everyone can get treatment here. Also medical students come here to learn. We hope Wau teaching hospital will expand and further develop in the future”, he says
The ICRC started working with the Wau teaching hospital in February 2017. The ICRC has renovated the operation theatre and improved access to water at the hospital. In April, a mobile surgical team started operating on war wounded patients and emergency cases coming in from across the region. Wau teaching hospital is one of the two only remaining teaching hospitals in South Sudan and is the referral center for a large number of primary health care centers in the region.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour