This is a cholera bed. I took this photo in June 2008 when I was working in a cholera treatment centre in Juba, South Sudan. Just imagine how poorly these people must be, they are so weak that they cannot even get out of bed to go to the toilet. A bucket is placed under the hole and they pass immense volumes of ‘rice water’ diarrhoea into it.
Fluid & electrolyte replacement is the key to their survival.
This is happening in Mozambique, Zimbabwe & Malawi right now.
Doctors Without Borders teams are working around the clock to help the people. This response will save lives but it costs money. Please help them do their job. Donate ANYTHING you can spare via :