Dr. Tor Deng is a general practitioner working for MSF in Abyei, a region with special administrative status between Sudan and South Sudan. After graduating from medical school in Khartoum, he decided to come back to Abyei, his home region.
One late night, our hospital received a patient with a gunshot wound and he needed emergency surgery. In Bor, you have to prepare everything yourself before operations, from electricity supply, to surgical gowns, instruments, etc.
When I was in Bor, my height did bring me some interesting encounters. Upon arrival at Juba, the capital of South Sudan, no one behind the immigration counter believed my age. They thought I was 15 years old.
On this trip to the Old Fangak hospital, in addition to gaining the experience to complete the transformation of the operating room and dealing with mass casualty, the biggest honor was to get to know the legendary Dr Jill.