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    “I want the children to have a better place to play."

    Day 343

    Bringing New Life to New Spaces

    Many times, hospitals in refugee settings are set up to save lives – but they don’t feel very human. They can feel cold, and intimidating, especially for young children. So our doctors at Elnimir Refugee Camp in East Darfur had an idea to make this hospital better, for everyone.

    Doctor Bedreldin has been working in the Elnimir for a while now. He provides great care and service to the refugees we serve there but he wants to take it one step further.

    “I want the children to have a better place to play,” he told us. “A lot of babies fear for meeting doctors and we have a crowded clinic.”

    His plan was simple. A new space painted with cartoons and toys for the children to spend their time while they wait to see the doctors.

    “Mothers can also feed in this room,” he said. “It removes stress, and the children can stay separated from the other sick patients.”

    With the help of some local artists and our procurement team that gathered some of the toys in town, the space was looking great!

    Dr. Bedreldin was beaming. “I am super excited, all my colleagues are excited too!”

    Now the children of Elnimir Refugee Camp will be able to visit our clinics and get wonderful care – along with a fun and stress-free waiting experience!

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