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· Lebanese logistician Ibrahim Al Laham shares his experience working in Malawi and improving the water and sanitation conditions in prisons.
· How can donors support efforts to improve access to clean water and sanitary conditions around the world and in prisons?
My destination was Malawi, where MSF operates in two of the country’s central prisons.
When I got the call from the MSF office I had never heard of the country before, so I started researching.
I read about Malawi’s history, climate and population. I also found some beautiful nature photos, and read an article that described the people as “peaceful and polite”.
I googled to see what the food would be like. Then I thought to search for the types of diseases that are common in the country.
I found out that the only “scary” disease there was malaria. Malaria wasn’t something I was too worried about personally, given that MSF staff take preventive medications on a daily basis when they’re working in countries where the disease is present.
Read the full article about water, sanitation and rehabilitation by Ibrahim Al Laham at Doctors Without Borders.
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