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Only one doctor is left working in rebel controlled Nuba Mountains

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f759 (Published 05 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f759
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1Gidel, Sudan

International concern is growing about a mounting humanitarian disaster along Sudan’s border with South Sudan, where nearly a million people are effectively cut off from access to aid.

Tom Catena, currently the only doctor working in the rebel controlled Nuba Mountains, at the Mother of Mercy hospital in Gidel, has had to perform over 100 amputations on patients wounded in air raids.

“These Antonov wounds tend to be very severe,” he told the BMJ, referring to the type of aircraft used by the Sudanese government to bomb its own people. “They cause loss of limbs, loss of …

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