Reference : V-P-SS-E-01019
Date : 18/08/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Wau, teaching hospital. ICRC president Peter Maurer is talking with a patient during a visit of the hospital.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Person appearing :
MAURER, Peter (president, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : "Before the ICRC started working with this hospital, weapon wounded patients sometimes had to be evacuated to Juba. The travel could delay the treatment which could have a bad effect on the patients," said Barbara Turnbull, hospital manager for the ICRC in Wau.
In addition to medical staff, the ICRC has renovated the operating theatre and improved access to water. "We are also planning to renovate the wards with electricity and running water. One of the key priorities for a hospital is to keep it clean, so this work is very important," Turnbull explains.
The ICRC is working to support of healthcare facilities in South Sudan to assist the wounded and sick people in opposition held areas as well.”
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