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  • January 12, 2012

AmeriCares support makes a lifesaving difference for small neighborhood clinic

Medigne, a 25-year-old nursing student, knows show shouldn’t drink the water in the temporary settlement where she lives with her family.  But treated water is expensive and her father, a teacher, can’t afford to buy enough for their family of 10 every day.

When Medigne became ill with symptoms of cholera, she went to the free clinic at the hospital near her camp – a clinic that would have closed months beforehand without without funding and supplies from AmeriCares.

Upon her arrival, Medigne received three bags of IV fluids and recovered fully.  A total of 273 patients like Medigne have been treated for cholera in the months since AmeriCares began helping this small neighborhood facility – and all have survived.

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