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10-10-2010, 08:00 AM
Hi there. One more question. What kind of issues would a pediatrician face in a Darfur camp? Major character is a Doctor's Without Borders physician there.

I'm assuming malnutrition, unclean and insufficient water, lack of immunization are recurring problems. What are the local solutions? What kinds of trauma are typical? Would she be able to practice as a pediatrician or would she have to be a generalist?

I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

10-10-2010, 09:32 AM
Halima Bashir wrote a book about her experiences as a doctor in Darfur, Tears of the Desert. Some of her patients were children.

10-11-2010, 02:18 AM
Thanks, Julie.