PHOTOGRAPH BY  MARTINA BACIGALUPO  FOR MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES BURUNDI. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.   Mama Fidès sits beside her son, who is 11 months old and suffering from high fever and anemia caused by severe malaria. The child needs a blood transfusion that is not available at Kirundo Hospital. Mama Fidès waits and hopes it will come soon enough.  In this case, they were lucky: the blood transfusion arrived during the night. The following day, the doctors told Mama Fidès that her son was almost ready to go home.  Many other children are not as lucky, either because they arrive too late to the hospital or because the blood never arrives, whether from lack of fuel in the ambulance or lack of cold bags to carry it.
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