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After that it was on to our nutrition clinic to see the children remaining as inpatients for the Christmas period. Some of the children and their mothers had got new clothes and most people were happy wishing each other a merry Christmas. Thankfully all of the patients were fairly stable so there was not too much clinical work.
Irish doctor Cormac writes about life in the field in South Sudan over the festive season. Please leave your questions and comments for Cormac below his blog post

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You probably don’t think of measles vaccines and emergency burn kits as ordinary stocking stuffers.

But when you recognize someone special in your life with a donation to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), you’re giving an extraordinary holiday gift that will help save lives.

Pay tribute to those who matter most in your life with a gift that supports Doctors Without Borders. Your loved one will get an eCard with a special message from you, and our patients in the field will get the emergency medical care they need.

Here are just a few examples of how your gift can save more lives:

· $35 – Can provide ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to treat one malnourished child.
· $70 – Can purchase enough vaccine to inoculate 175 children against measles.
· $100 – Can purchase sustainable shelter for four displaced families during a crisis.
· $500 – Can purchase a Burn Dressing Kit, which contains enough sterile dressings for 16 days in a post-operative ward.

Your gift allows us to save even more lives in places where other organizations are often not able to go – ensuring that Doctors Without Borders can respond quickly to emergencies around the world. Click here to give your friends and family an extraordinary holiday gift: a donation in their name that supports our critical work.