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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

South Sudan - Hands Trained to Heal Have Become Hands That Harm

You know the situation has taken a significant turn for the worse in South Sudan's hospitals and clinics when the hands of doctors and nurses become as deadly as the diseases and illnesses they are trying to treat.

Chronic shortages of medical supplies are putting otherwise healthy people, including doctors and nurses, on the critical list.

Without basic medical supplies, such as surgical gloves, the unprotected hands of doctors and nurses become carriers of the disease, infection, and illness they are working so hard to prevent and treat.

One hospital, where doctors and nurses treat nearly 100,000 people annually, and conduct nearly 100 surgeries every month, was down to just one Kleenex-sized box of surgical gloves when we were first made aware of the problem.

HOPE International Development Agency has procured two huge containers of urgently needed medical supplies that will put the healing back in the hands of doctors and nurses in South Sudan. But we need your help to ship the containers as soon as possible.

Learn more about how you can help doctors and nurses as they struggle to save lives in very difficult circumstances.

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