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What is MSF?. International humanitarian aid organisation Provides emergency medical relief to those who need it most in more than 60 countries worldwide ‘First in’ and ‘last out’ Treats most vulnerable. MSF works in over 65 countries worldwide.

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What is MSF?

  • International humanitarian aid organisation
  • Provides emergency medical relief to those who need it most in more than 60 countries worldwide
  • ‘First in’ and ‘last out’
  • Treats most vulnerable
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MSF Emergency Situations

  • War
  • Disease
  • Famine
  • Displacement
  • Natural or man-made disaster
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Volunteers in the field

  • Non-medical:
  • Logisticians
  • Financial controllers
  • Water/sanitation
  • specialists
  • Humanitarian law
  • specialists
  • Administrators
  • Medical:
  • Doctors
  • Anaesthetists
  • Surgeons
  • Paramedical:
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Epidemiologists
  • Lab techs
  • Mental health specialists
  • Nutritionalists
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Kampungu:

Kasaï Occidental

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola Outbreak Sept-Oct 2007

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Ebola

  • Virus
  • Symptoms: fever, sickness, bleeding
  • 90% mortality
  • Reservoir: infected bats and monkeys
  • Highly infectious
  • Transmitted by contact with contaminated material
  • No cure
  • No vaccine
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Team:
  • 4 Doctors (1 an epidemiologist)
  • 3 Nurses
  • 3 Wat-San
  • 2 Logistic/Sans
  • 1 Field Coordinator
  • 1 Admin/Finance
  • 1 Anthropologist
  • 1 Psychologist
  • 1 Base Logistician
context
Context:
  • Typhoid/Shigella detected
  • Ebola tested & positive
  • 22 villages 20 - 40,000 people
  • Extremely remote location
  • Total lack of facilities
  • Very low level of understanding
wat san responsibilities
WAT SAN Responsibilities
  • Isolation Zone Set Up and operation
  • Disposal of bodies
  • Disposal of contaminated/medical material
  • Disinfection of properties
  • Training of local staff
  • Suppression of Typhoid
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