I have just received by mail this video where speak to each other of the first patient that MSF, Francis Gatluak, it was been by them about the illness of Kala random, also known by leishmaniasis. Francis arrives from a small town in the state of Unity of Sudan of the South. Where they persist the conflict.
He escapes, of the war and of the other misfortunes that it bears that state, and at the end of 1980, the famine hit. Then people transformed into propitiatory victim for an epidemic bud of kala random, a tropical strange and forgotten illness, transmitted by the sting of the phebotomine. It is mortal 95 percent of the time.
In the clinic of MSF Francis' brother died, and when the one improves he stayed in the hospital and he began to work with MSF, first as translator, and then he began to learn how to provide treatment. Almost all the patients of this illness came from the state of 'Unity' called Duar. He Urged MSF to go to Duar and to provide treatment there. In 1990 MSF a clinic opened up.
And this video has great importance to remember those years of fight, and because the noted one Rewards Fulbright, a prize of $50.000, seized granted to MSF.
The ceremony of delivery official is foreseen for September 8, 2012, in the Library of the Congress in Washington, AD.
Patricia Krebs, president of the Association Fulbright, said: "This is the first time that the prize given to an organization and not to the individuals." "Physicians Without Frontiers were an unanimous decision in the first place the Board of International Selection for the objectives common of the two organizations to promote the global understanding and the humanitarian principles."
The first person that received this prize went in 1993 to .